Jean (male given name)

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PronunciationEnglish: /ʒɒ̃/
French: [ʒɑ̃]
Word/nameHebrew, via French
Meaning"The Lord is Gracious"
Other names
Related namesJohn, Evan, Giovanni, Hans, Juan, Hovhannes, Ian, Ioan, Ioane, Ivan, Iven, Ifan, Jack, Jackson, Jan, Jane, Janez, Jhon, Joan, João, Johan/Johann, Johanan, Johannes, Jonne, Jovan, Jared, Juhani, Seán, Shane, Siôn, Yahya, Yohannes

On the European continent and in all French-speaking countries, Jean (French: [ʒɑ̃]), is a male name derived from the Old French Jehan. The female equivalent is Jeanne (French: [ʒan]) and derives from the Old French Jehanne. Both names derive from the Latin name Johannes, itself from the Koine Greek name Ιωαννης Ioannes, the name used for various New Testament characters, most notably John the Baptist. The Greek name ultimately derive from the Biblical Hebrew name Yochanan, meaning "YHWH/The Lord is Gracious".

People known only as Jean:

Articles beginning with Jean

Jean in fiction:

  • Jean Luc Picard Captain of the USS Enterprise D & E Star Trek
  • Jean Havoc, supporting character in "Fullmetal Alchemist"
  • Jean Kujo, A French karate expert from Virtua Fighter Series
  • Jean Valjean, protagonist of the Victor Hugo novel Les Misérables
  • Jean Roqua, trainer of Jake Tyler in the movie Never Back Down
  • Jean Kirschtein, supporting character in "Attack on Titan"
  • Jean Pierre Polnareff, one of the protagonists in part 3 of "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure"

Songs about Jean:

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