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Gender: Female Meaning of Jeanne: "God is gracious" Origin of Jeanne: French variation of Jean

The name Jeanne is a girl's name of French origin meaning "God is gracious". Jeanne and is often added to lists like Saints' Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Pronounced just like Jean in the English-speaking world, but as the more exotic zhahn in France, this has sailed away with the first wave of French favorites: Denise, Michelle, et soeurs.

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kelsimmariep Says:

2016-08-22T14:46:39

I adore this pronounced zjahn but i know none of our family will ever pronounce it correctly :(

kalanigirl Says:

2015-10-09T14:03:08

This is my mother's name, a combination of her patron saint, Jeanne d'Arc, and my grandmother's favorite actress, Jeanne Crain. She pronounces it like Jean; some people assume the extra letters at the end mean it's pronounces like "genie" (which is what grandma calls her). It's nice and simple, and I prefer this spelling to the plainer Jean.

Catastroffy Says:

2015-09-14T14:59:28

In France it is pronounced "zjan",,with a short "a" sound, as in apple. It's the French equivalent of Jane.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-06-16T20:07:38

I keep pronounced this in my head as JEE-ANNE instead of Jean.

leonoras Says:

2014-05-15T18:59:25

I love this as a more modern alternative to Joan, if you want to name your daughter after Joan of Arc.