Jean (male given name)

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Jean
Pronunciation French: [ʒɑ̃]
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Hebrew, via French
Meaning "The Lord is Gracious"
Other names
Related names John, 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, Juhani, Seán, Shane, Siôn, Yahya, Yohannes

On the European continent and in all French-speaking countries, Jean, pronounced [ʒɑ̃], is a male name derived from the Old French Jehan. The female equivalent is Jeanne, pronounced [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".

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