Name Jean - Meaning and origin

Name Jean - Meaning and origin

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Origin of first name:

Short, Hebrews

Meaning of the name:

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John is a male given name of Hebrew origin. It is the derivative of Yehohanan which means "God has given grace".


The King of England John Lackland (1199-1216) who inspired Shakespeare for his character of King John, the French kings John I said "the posthumous", died after a few days of reign, John II said the Good.

The poet Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695), famous for his fables, the writer Jean d'Ormesson, the French resistant Jean Moulin, the French director Jean Vigo ("Zero de conduite"), the French actors Jean Reno and Jean Dujardin…

John's patron saint John the Evangelist, an apostle of Jesus Christ, the youngest of the apostles and disciple "Beloved" of Jesus, is the brother of the apostle James says the Major. The Christian tradition attributes to him the Gospel of John, the three epistles of John and the Apocalypse. He is the patron of theologians, writers and all those who work in the field of books.

His character :

Jean is an open, jovial, hospitable and friendly man. Enthusiastic and sympathetic, he imposes it by his strong personality, his fine and lively intelligence, his ability to speak and his speed of understanding and action.


Jan, Giovanni, Janot, Jehan, Joan, Johan, Johnny, Rejean, Hans ...

His party :

Jean is celebrated on December 27th.

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