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Jean

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Origin: French
Meaning: John

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Jean

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Jean in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Jean:

  • Records indicate that 22,755 boys in the United States have been named Jean since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1993, when 429 people in the U.S. were given the name Jean. Those people are now 23 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


     

    Comments about the name Jean

    67% Approval Rating
    Based on the comments submitted below
      2 Positive Comments

  • "My first name is Jean-Paul. I as well usually go by J-P, and kind of get pisssed when people leave out the hyphen. And yeah, no one can pronounce it!" Jan. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tanya Jean, I am a woman, but pronouce Jean, ghahn. My Dad is Jean-Paul and I was named for him. His name is never pronouced correctly, in fact I think my Grandma gave up and just went with the flow, pronouncing it Jean (like the pants). My Dad rarely goes by his name, most call him J.P. My Dad also got mail addressed to Ms, Mrs Jean etc. In fact he once got mail about menopause...it was hilarious. Personally I think its a neat name, if pronouced correctly. It sounds better than gene(jean pants). I also love the fact that my name is unsual. I am constantly correcting people on the pronounciation of my name. When people hear its proper pronouciation, they are amazed at how nice it sounds." Sep. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My first name is Jean-Keaton , and I'm not fond of it. I go by "Jake" for short. I get mail for Ms. Jean and its always mis-pronounced." Feb. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      4 Neutral Comments

  • "If you give this name to your son, when you correct the pronounciation, just say Jean as is Jean Claude Van Damme. That's all it takes LOL." Feb. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "For a male, I pronounce 'Jean' as 'zhahn,' but probably because I'm a big fan of Les Miserables." Aug. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "As a French boy's name this is pronounced as something like 'zhahn', but as a girl's name in English the pronounciation is identical with the word 'gene'" Jan. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my brother in laws name. i always new him as johnny and was surprised when i learned his name. i think its cool." Jun. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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