See also: jean

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

Female given name, surname
Male given name

Proper nounEdit

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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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Jean

  1. a female given name from Hebrew

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

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 surname originating as a patronymic

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DescendantsEdit

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

ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French Jean.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Jean m

  1. A male given name in French

Etymology 2Edit

From English Jean.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Jean f

  1. A female given name in English

ReferencesEdit

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

LimburgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French Jean.

Proper nounEdit

Jean m

  1. a male given name

InflectionEdit

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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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Jean m

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

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Jean m

  1. a male given name from French