French variation of John
"God is gracious"

Jean Origin and Meaning

The name Jean is a boy's name of French origin meaning "God is gracious".

In Paris, it's charming, but in America, it's still Jean, as in blue jean. Or Aunt Jean.

# 948 in the US

Jean Rank in US Top 1000

# 968 on Nameberry

Jean Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Jean Popularity

Famous People Named Jean

  • Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d'AvianoGrand Duke of Luxembourg
  • Jean GenetFrench novelist, playwright and poet
  • Jean Reno (born Juan Moreno y HerreraJiménez), French actor
  • Jean DujardinFrench actor
  • Jean ToomerAmerican poet and novelist
  • JeanPaul,Charles,Aymard Sartre, French philospher and novelist
  • JeanJacques Rousseau, Franco,Swiss philosopher
  • Johan Julius Christian "Jean" SibeliusFinnish composer
  • (Joseph Jacques) Jean Chretien20th Prime Minister of Canada
  • JeanLuc Bilodeau, Canadian actor
  • Jean Gaston DarbouxFrench mathematician
  • Jean Paul GaultierFrench fashion designer
  • JeanClaude Camille François Van Damme, Belgian actor
  • Jean Baptiste PerrinFrench physicist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • JeanBaptiste,Gabriel,Joachim Dausset, French immunologist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Jean Parker ShepherdAmerican radio personality and memoirist
  • Jean Joseph Octave DubucAmerican baseball player
  • JeanFrançois Champollion, French Egyptologist
  • JeanMichel André Jarre, French composer
  • Jean TiroleFrench economist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Giovanni "Jean" AlesiFrench racing driver
  • JeanEric Vergne, French racing driver
  • JeanLouis "Jack" Lebris de Kerouac, Canadian,American novelist and poet

Jean in Pop Culture

  • JeanLuc Picard, character in "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
  • Jean Valjeanmain character in book/musical "Les Miserables"
  • JeanProuvaire, character in book/musical "Les Miserables"
  • JeanClaude, character in Anita Blake's "Vampire Hunter"
  • Jean Havocsoldier in manga/anime "Fullmetal Alchemist'
  • JeanPaul Valley Jr aka Azazel, character in D.C. comics
  • Jean Kirschteincharacter in manga/anime "Shingeki no Kyojin" (Attack on Titan)
  • Jean Armstrongcharacter in video game 'Ace Attorney'
  • Jean Otuscharacter in "ACCA: 13th Territory Inspection Department"
  • Jean Roquacharacter in film "Never Back Down"
  • Jean Pierre Polnareffmain character in "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure"
  • JeanRalphio Saperstein, character in "Parks and Recreation"
  • Jean Luc Beaumontcharacter in "Sims" series
  • Jean de Florettetitle character in film "Jean de Florette"

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