Jean

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

As a male name, from French Jean, from Old French Jehan, from Latin Iōhannēs, from Koine Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), from Hebrew יוחנן‎(Yôḥānān, literally God is gracious). Doublet of John, Jack, Johan, Johann, Johannes, Jean, Sean, Shaun, Shane, Ian, Evan, Ivan, Juan, and Giovanni.

As a female name, variant of Jeanne, from French Jeanne, from Old French Jehane, from Medieval Latin Johanna, variant of Latin Ioanna under influence from Latin Iōhannēs, from Koine Greek Ἰωάννα (Iōánna), from Hebrew יוֹחָנָה(Yôḥānāh, literally God is gracious), the feminized form of יְהוֹחָנָן(Yəhōḥānān). Doublet of Ivana, Jana, Jane, Janice, Janis, Jeanne, Jen, Joan, Joanna, Joanne, Johanna, Juana, Shavonne, Sian, Siobhan, Shane, Shaun, Shauna, and Sheena.

Pronunciation[edit]

Female given name, surname
Male given name

Proper noun[edit]

Jean

  1. A female given name from French.
    • 1788, Robert Burns, Of A' the Airts the Wind Can Blaw:
      There's not a bonnie flower that springs
      By fountain, shaw, or green,
      There's not a bonnie bird that sings
      But minds me o' my Jean.
    • 1866, Louisa May Alcott, Behind a Mask, or a Woman's Power, Chapter II:
      Isn't Jean a pretty name?"
      "Not bad; but why don't you call her Miss Muir?"
      "She begged me not. She hates it, and loves to be called Jean, alone."
    • 1972, Anne Tyler, The Clock Winder, Knopf, 1972, page 67:
      He was trying to think of her name; she had come to cook him dinner twice last spring. Jean, maybe. Or Betty. One of these plain names.
  2. A male given name from French
  3. A surname​.
  4. An unincorporated community in Nevada

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Jean, from a Middle English feminine form of John, from Old French Jehane.

Proper noun[edit]

Jean

  1. a female given name from Hebrew

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French Jehan, from Latin Iohannes, from Ancient Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), from Hebrew יוחנן(Yôḥānān, Yahweh is gracious).

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Jean m

  1. John (biblical character).
  2. John (book of the Bible).
  3. A male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English John, traditionally very popular in France, also common as the first part of hyphenated given names.
  4. A patronymic surname, from given names​.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Japanese: ジャン (Jan)
  • Limburgish: Sjang, Sjeng

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French Jean.

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Jean m

  1. A male given name in French

Etymology 2[edit]

From English Jean.

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Jean f

  1. A female given name in English

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jean in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Limburgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French Jean.

Proper noun[edit]

Jean m

  1. A male given name.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection
Root singular Root plural Diminutive singular Diminutive plural
Nominative Jean Jeane Jeanke Jeankes
Genitive Jeans Jeane Jeankes Jeankes
Locative Jeanese Jeaneser Jeaneske Jeaneskes
Dative* Jeanem Jeanemer Jeanemske Jeanemskes
Accusative* Jean Jeane Jeanke Jeankes
  • The dative and accusative are obsolete nowadays, use the nominative instead.

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French Jehan, from Latin Iohannes, from Ancient Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), from Hebrew יוחנן(Yôḥānān, Yahweh is gracious).

Proper noun[edit]

Jean m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to French Jean or English John.
  2. John (biblical character).

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French Jean. Doublet of João, Ivan, Ian, Ruan, and Geovane.

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Jean m

  1. A male given name from French