Jean, Jeanne

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FOR REAL: This is a medieval English form of the French name Jehanne, a feminine form of Jehan, which comes from the Hebrew Yochanan via the Greek Ioannes and Latin Iohannes. The modern English form of these names is John. Jean died out in England after the middle ages, but remained popular in Scotland. Thus, it is often thought of as being a Scottish name.

diminutives: Jeanie, Jeannie

related names: Joan, Jane, Janet, John, Jeannette, Janine