Jean, Jeanne

Jean (pr. zhan; Forvo) is a French male name, the French form of John which is the English form of Latin Iohannes via Greek Ioannes which comes from Hebrew Yochanan meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Jean (pr. jeen) is also an English and Scottish female name, the Medieval English form of Old French Jehane via JaneJeanne is the French female form of Jean. Jean is also a French surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Hebrew


Female forms:

  • Jane (English)
  • Jayne (English)
  • Jayna (English)
  • Janna (Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, English)


Male forms:

  • John (English)


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