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Jean

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5.1m John (Hebrew)
485k Joan (Hebrew)
369k Jane (English)
341k Juan (Spanish)
212k Joanne (English)
163k Jeanne (French)
100k Joanna (English)
76k Jan (Dutch)
50k Johanna (German)
44k Jana (Slavic)
36k Jeannie (French)
28k Jayne (American)

How popular is the baby name Jean in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 71 59 12
1881 53 44 9
1882 72 60 12
1883 102 83 19
1884 128 103 25
1885 116 99 17
1886 135 124 11
1887 133 112 21
1888 159 145 14
1889 183 171 12
1890 175 160 15
1891 198 181 17
1892 213 194 19
1893 230 215 15
1894 261 242 19
1895 251 232 19
1896 282 255 27
1897 278 258 20
1898 362 341 21
1899 331 318 13
1900 495 473 22
1901 360 329 31
1902 430 408 22
1903 484 462 22
1904 509 483 26
1905 570 548 22
1906 694 666 28 #100 girl name
1907 810 770 40 #96 girl name
1908 883 852 31 #91 girl name
1909 963 940 23 #90 girl name
1910 1,290 1,246 44 #77 girl name
1911 1,424 1,380 44 #74 girl name
1912 2,146 2,056 90 #64 girl name
1913 2,644 2,544 100 #60 girl name
1914 3,394 3,281 113 #54 girl name
1915 4,765 4,603 162 #48 girl name
1916 5,243 5,081 162 #45 girl name
1917 5,879 5,692 187 #40 girl name
1918 6,825 6,600 225 #37 girl name
1919 7,023 6,799 224 #37 girl name
1920 7,991 7,714 277 #33 girl name
1921 8,884 8,593 291 #25 girl name
1922 9,397 9,108 289 #20 girl name
1923 9,818 9,511 307 #19 girl name
1924 11,058 10,723 335 #16 girl name
1925 11,900 11,597 303 #14 girl name
1926 12,466 12,168 298 #12 girl name
1927 12,773 12,510 263 #14 girl name
1928 12,533 12,206 327 #12 girl name
1929 12,153 11,865 288 #12 girl name
1930 12,272 11,984 288 #14 girl name
1931 11,300 11,013 287 #13 girl name
1932 10,907 10,667 240 #15 girl name
1933 10,171 9,967 204 #14 girl name
1934 9,893 9,715 178 #16 girl name
1935 9,046 8,851 195 #18 girl name
1936 8,714 8,535 179 #20 girl name
1937 8,549 8,393 156 #23 girl name
1938 7,929 7,763 166 #27 girl name
1939 7,445 7,288 157 #32 girl name
1940 8,217 8,066 151 #29 girl name
1941 7,990 7,838 152 #32 girl name
1942 8,412 8,254 158 #36 girl name
1943 8,261 8,098 163 #36 girl name
1944 7,821 7,649 172 #37 girl name
1945 7,583 7,427 156 #38 girl name
1946 8,706 8,555 151 #37 girl name
1947 9,097 8,942 155 #39 girl name
1948 7,924 7,774 150 #47 girl name
1949 7,925 7,761 164 #45 girl name
1950 7,599 7,434 165 #48 girl name
1951 7,764 7,624 140 #49 girl name
1952 7,659 7,512 147 #50 girl name
1953 7,689 7,567 122 #52 girl name
1954 7,821 7,662 159 #56 girl name
1955 7,634 7,482 152 #60 girl name
1956 7,345 7,176 169 #65 girl name
1957 7,212 7,045 167 #67 girl name
1958 6,667 6,521 146 #73 girl name
1959 6,388 6,236 152 #77 girl name
1960 5,784 5,640 144 #86 girl name
1961 5,523 5,367 156 #92 girl name
1962 5,015 4,879 136 #95 girl name
1963 4,631 4,481 150 #97 girl name
1964 4,265 4,100 165 #100 girl name
1965 3,563 3,364 199
1966 3,118 2,918 200
1967 2,756 2,549 207
1968 2,310 2,079 231
1969 2,142 1,907 235
1970 2,383 2,110 273
1971 2,071 1,776 295
1972 1,527 1,300 227
1973 1,337 1,111 226
1974 1,189 960 229
1975 1,079 886 193
1976 1,030 811 219
1977 945 765 180
1978 836 654 182
1979 864 658 206
1980 896 681 215
1981 842 605 237
1982 873 602 271
1983 802 524 278
1984 786 518 268
1985 713 463 250
1986 660 401 259
1987 662 380 282
1988 618 329 289
1989 609 348 261
1990 621 265 356
1991 580 274 306
1992 574 211 363
1993 642 214 428
1994 485 189 296
1995 449 158 291
1996 380 140 240
1997 386 137 249
1998 341 151 190
1999 355 109 246
2000 409 118 291
2001 398 112 286
2002 347 86 261
2003 356 89 267
2004 371 77 294
2005 322 80 242
2006 371 72 299
2007 327 86 241
2008 282 60 222
2009 256 46 210
2010 341 69 272
2011 267 58 209
2012 249 59 190
2013 248 63 185
2014 260 76 184
2015 221 67 154

Want to know about the popularity of the Jean baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 481,144 babies born with the name Jean in the United States. That's more than enough Jeans to occupy the territory of Guadeloupe (France) with an estimated population of 465,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 71 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jean" was in 1927 with a total of 12,510 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jeans)

According to the 1952 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jean" ranks #88 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 91 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1952. Across the entire United States a total of 7,659 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jean" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jean as well as things modernly associated with the name Jean such as celebrities named Jean.

Origin and Meaning of Jean

The name "Jean" is of English origin, and it means "God is Gracious". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun jean
Senses
  1. A twilled cotton cloth.
  2. pljēnzSame as blue jeans.
  3. pljēnzPants made of different fabrics, resembling blue jeans.

Etymology: Prob. named from Genoa. See Jane

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric

Jean Reno

Jean Reno is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1977 to present. Jean was born in 1948 as Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jimenez in Casablanca, Morocco.

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Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1928 to 1937. Jean was born in 1911 as Harlean Harlow Carpenter in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.

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Jean Dujardin

Jean Dujardin is an actor, film director, producer, and comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1996 to present. Jean was born in 1972 in Rueil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine, Ile-de-France, France.

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Jean Michel Jarre

Jean Michel Jarre is a composer, musician, artist, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1972 to present. Jean was born in 1948.

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Paige Turco

Paige was born in 1965 as Jean Paige Turco in Springfield, Massachusetts USA.

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Jean Simmons

Jean Simmons is an actress, singer, and dancer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1944 to 2009. Jean was born in 1929 as Jean Merilyn Simmons in Lower Holloway, London, England, UK.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Jean

Jean Claude Van Damme
Jean Ralphio
Jean Kahl
Jean Luc Bilodeau
Jean Michel Basquiat
Jean Muggli
Jean Seberg
Jean Grey

Alternative Meanings

J is for jubilant, the upbeat you!

E is for extra, those little things you do!

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Naej". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Njae". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Jean born May 4, 1940

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North of Latin America approximately on 1750. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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