Jean (male given name)
On the European continent and in all French
French language
French is a Romance language spoken as a first language in France, the Romandy region in Switzerland, Wallonia and Brussels in Belgium, Monaco, the regions of Quebec and Acadia in Canada, and by various communities elsewhere. Second-language speakers of French are distributed throughout many parts...

-speaking countries, Jean, pronounced ʒɑ̃, is a male
Male refers to the biological sex of an organism, or part of an organism, which produces small mobile gametes, called spermatozoa. Each spermatozoon can fuse with a larger female gamete or ovum, in the process of fertilization...

 name derived from the Old French Jehan. The name ultimately drives from Hebrew. See John for more details. The female
Female is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces non-mobile ova .- Defining characteristics :The ova are defined as the larger gametes in a heterogamous reproduction system, while the smaller, usually motile gamete, the spermatozoon, is produced by the male...

 equivalent is Jeanne, pronounced ʒan, and derives from the Old French Jehanne. Both the masculine and feminine versions mean "Yhwh has graced," or a similar variant.

Jean is cognate with English John
John (given name)
John is a masculine given name in the English language. The name is derived from the Latin Ioannes, Iohannes, which is in turn a form of the Greek , Iōánnēs. This Greek name is a form of the Hebrew name , , which means "God is generous"...

, Gaelic
The Gaels or Goidels are speakers of one of the Goidelic Celtic languages: Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx. Goidelic speech originated in Ireland and subsequently spread to western and northern Scotland and the Isle of Man....

 Seán, Briton Yann, Spanish Juan, Italian Giovanni, German Johann(es) / Hans, Dutch Jan / Johan / Johannes / Hans and Hebrew יוחנן.

People known only as Jean:
  • Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
    Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
    Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg ruled Luxembourg from 1964 to 2000. He is the father of the current ruler, Grand Duke Henri, and the son of Grand Duchess Charlotte and Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma...

     (born 1921), ruled Luxembourg, 1964-2000
  • Prince Jean of Luxembourg
    Prince Jean of Luxembourg
    Prince Jean of Luxembourg was born on 15 May 1957 at Betzdorf Castle, the second son of Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium. He is the twin brother of Princess Margaretha. His godparents are Prince Felix of Luxembourg and Princess Margrethe of Denmark...

     (born 1957)
  • DJ Jean
    DJ Jean
    DJ Jean is a Dutch disc jockey most popular for his space countdown themed single "The Launch". He has been an influential figure in the electronic music scene since the early 1990s. He is prolific, and releases three or more compilation compact discs per year...

     (born Jan Engelaar), a Dutch disc jockey
  • Jean (footballer)
  • Jean (singer) (born 1980), stage name of Puerto Rican singer Jean Carlos Rodríguez López-Cepero
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