Jean (male given name)

On the European continent and in all French-speaking countries, Jean is a male name derived from the Old French Jehan (or Jahan). 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 Ioannes (Ιωαννης), the name used for various New Testament characters, most notably John the Baptist. The Greek name ultimately derives from the Biblical Hebrew name Yochanan (יוֹחָנָן), meaning "YHWH/Yahweh is Gracious".

PronunciationEnglish: /ʒɒ̃, ʒɑːn/
French: [ʒɑ̃]
Word/nameHebrew, via Old French
Meaning"Yahweh is gracious"
Other names
Related namesJohn, Jahan, 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

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