Jean (male given name)

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Pronunciation French: [ʒɑ̃]
Gender Male
Word/name Old French
Meaning "The Lord is Gracious"
Other names
Related names John, Sean, Yann, Juan, Johan, Jan, Jean (female given name)

On the European continent and in all French-speaking countries, Jean, pronounced [ʒɑ̃], is a male name derived from the Old French Jehan. The name ultimately derives from Hebrew. See John for more details. The female equivalent is Jeanne, pronounced [ʒan], and derives from the Old French Jehanne. Both the masculine and feminine versions mean "Yhwh has graced," or a similar variant.

Jean is cognate with English John, Gaelic Seán, Briton Yann, Spanish Juan, Portuguese João, Italian Giovanni, German Johann(es) / Hans, Dutch Jan / Johan / Johannes / Hans / Hebrew יוחנן and Arabic يوحنا.

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