Meaning and Origin of: Jean

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : God is gracious

Boy name origins & meanings

  • French : Form of John

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from the personal name Jean, French form of John.
  • English : variant of Jayne.
  • A Vivien Jean, recorded in Canada in 1681, was also known as <xref>Vien</xref>; some descendants adopted that surname and are now called Vien or Viens. Another Jean, from the Saintonge region of France, is documented in Quebec City in 1655 with the secondary surname <xref>Denis</xref>. Other secondary surnames associated with this name include <xref>Laforest</xref>, Godon, <xref>Tourangeau</xref>, <xref>Vincent</xref>, and Pierrejean.