Diminutive of Eugene, Greek
"wellborn, noble"

Gene Origin and Meaning

The name Gene is both a boy's name and a girl's name meaning "wellborn, noble".
Like Ray, a formerly funky nickname name that is newly cool; used for comedian Amy Schumer's son.

Gene Popularity

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Famous People Named Gene

  • Gene KellyAmerican actor, singer, and dancer
  • Gene RoddenberryAmerican TV screenwriter
  • Gene Elliott ThorntonJr. aka No Malice, American rapper
  • Gene WilderAmerican actor
  • Gene HackmanAmerican actor
  • Sailor Gene Gardnerson of Liv Tyler and Dave Gardner
  • Gene David Fischer(b. 2019), son of comedian Amy Schumer and chef Chris Fischer

Gene in Pop Culture

  • Gene Belchercharacter in animated series "Bob's Burgers"
  • Gene Vidalcharacter in movie "Amelia"
  • Gene Friesencharacter in TV series "Eastwick"
  • Gene Vaginacharacter in "Rick and Morty"
  • Eugene "Gene" Draperthird child of Don Draper on TV's "Mad Men"
  • Genecharacter in video game "Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops"
  • Genemain character in video game "God Hand"
  • Gene Forrestermain character in "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles
  • Genecharacter in Aphmau's YouTube series
  • Genemain character in "The Emoji Movie"
  • Gene LundyMedford High School's resident drama teacher on the TV series "Young Sheldon"