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Jean Valjean is the main character in Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables. He is an ex-convict who decides to better his ways and dedicates his life to do good, but can't live his life in peace because old crimes keep haunting him in the form of inspector Javert, a merciless policeman who is determined to catch Valjean no matter how long it will take to get him.
-- Anonymous User  7/6/2005
This is in regards to the male name 'Jean'. I think it is a beautiful French name, it guarentees your little one will be an individual. A good freind of mine is named Jean and he is just wonderful. A number of parents are starting to name their children 'Jean Baptiste' in honor of John the Baptist. Something to think about.
-- POP123  9/17/2005
Jean Reno (born Don Juan Moreno y Jederique Jimenez) is a French actor of Spanish origin.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Jean was the first name of the twentieth Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, LL.L, LL.D (simply known as Jean Chrétien).
-- ctjj.stevenson  1/14/2006
Jean Baptist, son of Sacajawea and Charbonneu shares this name. He was called "Pompey" By William Clark. He was called "the youngest explorer" and as an adult traveled around the world (from Europe to California).
-- Lakota_so_italian  1/22/2006
This name is pronounced with a soft J, as in all French words.
-- Dogsy  2/20/2006
Jean Laffite was a pirate who received a pardon from President James Madison and fought in the Battle of New Orleans.
-- joannahweaver  2/28/2006
Famous bearer is Jean Sibelius (born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius), a Finnish composer.
-- Anonymous User  3/26/2006
Famous bearer is Jean Racine, a French tragic dramatist.
-- Anonymous User  3/26/2006
A French neurologist named Jean-Martin Charcot (1825–93) was the first person to recognize multiple sclerosis as a distinct, separate disease in 1868.
-- ADT  7/13/2006
There was a kid at my school last year named Jean-Luc, but everyone just called him John-Luke, probably because most Americans are to lazy to try and pronounce a French name.
-- Anonymous User  8/30/2006
It's a really cool name, I really like it. I think it's a great name, and Jean Valjean was awesome in the school production of Les Miserables! I want to see it again!
-- bellaboo  9/13/2006
French revolutionary and radical, Jacobin journalist, Jean-Paul Marat. Murdered by Girondin Charlotte Corday.
-- Anonymous User  6/29/2007
This is my middle name. It is alright I guess, I would've preferred something a bit more feminine. My grandfather was named Jean and thus I got stuck with it as my middle name.
-- ILoveRyan  7/26/2007
This is also a masculine name in Romania.
-- Anonymous User  8/13/2007
Jean Havoc was a character in the Japanese anime, FullMetal Alchemist.
-- neleh  12/19/2008
Jean Genet, criminal and author, wrote novels including "Our Lady of the Flowers" and "Querelle" and plays including "The Maids" and "Deathwatch."
-- MoonAgeDaydreamer  1/17/2009
Actress Teryl Rothery has a daughter Jean Alana Abrahams-Rothery, born 3rd October 2008 at 5:26 pm.
-- MaggieSimpson  7/6/2009
Another much less famed bearer, but still worthy of note, was a pop culture reference. Jean Luc Picard was the fictional captain of the Enterprise D & E in the Star Trek: Next Generation episodes and films.
-- Suzaku  3/1/2010
Jean Shepherd (pronounced like Gene), cult radio personality during the 1950's, '60's and '70's.
-- MoonAgeDaydreamer  4/21/2011
I can't believe Jean-Paul Sartre, founder of existentialism and author of the play "No Exit," has not been mentioned yet.
-- MoonAgeDaydreamer  4/21/2011
Jean Arp (1886-1966) was a French sculptor, painter and poet. [noted -ed]
-- Anonymous User  8/27/2011
Jean Bellegambe (1470/80-1535/6) was a Netherlandish painter and designer active in Douai where he was the leading artist of his day.
-- Anonymous User  9/11/2011
Jean Berain (1640-1711) was a French designer, decorator and engraver. He was chief designer at the court of Louis XIV. His son was also called Jean.
-- Anonymous User  9/12/2011
Jean de Berry (30 November 1340 – 15 March 1416) was Duke of Berry and Auvergne and Count of Poitiers.
-- Anonymous User  9/15/2011
Jean-Victor Bertin (20 March 1767, Paris - 11 June 1842, Paris) was a French painter of historical landscapes.
-- Anonymous User  9/15/2011
Jean Bondol (active c. 1368–81). Netherlandish painter and miniaturist active in France.
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2011
Jean Bourdichon (1457-1521) was a French painter and manuscript illuminator.
-- Anonymous User  10/10/2011
Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699-1779) was a French painter of still life and genre.
-- Anonymous User  12/4/2011
In Denmark Jean as a male name can be pronounced in three different ways.
1. [ZHAWN]
2. [SHANG]
3. [YE-AN]
-- Anonymous User  1/5/2012
Jean Clouet (1480–1541) was a French painter of Netherlandish descent.
-- Anonymous User  1/31/2012
Jean I (1316-1316), posthumous son of Louis X of France and his wife of Clementia of Hungary. He was King of France from the day he was born, but he died 5 days later.
-- CarolinW  6/6/2012
Jean (1213-1213) was the son of King Louis VIII of France and his wife Blanca of Castile.
-- CarolinW  6/13/2012
Jean (1219-1232) was also the name of another son of King Louis VIII of France and his wife Blanca of Castile. He was named after his older deceased brother.
-- CarolinW  6/13/2012
Jean (1426-1426) was the son of King Charles VII of France and his wife Maria of Anjou.
-- CarolinW  6/18/2012
Jean (1398-1417) was the son of King Charles VI and his wife Isabeau of Bavaria.
-- CarolinW  6/18/2012
Jean (1359-1364) was the oldest son of King Charles V of France and his wife Jeanne. He died young. His younger brother (1366-1366) was also named Jean, after his older deceased brother.
-- CarolinW  6/19/2012
Jean (1340-1416) was the son of King Jean II of France and his first wife Bonne. He was the Duke of Berry.
-- CarolinW  6/19/2012
Jean (1319-1364) was the son of King Philippe VI of France and his first wife Jeanne. He later became King Jean II of France.
Jean (1333-1333) was also another son of King Philippe VI of France and his first wife Jeanne.
-- CarolinW  6/19/2012
Jean was the name of two sons of King Louis IX of France and his wife Margaret.
1. Jean (1246-1248)
2. Jean Tristan (1250-1270).
-- CarolinW  7/22/2012
Jean-Ralphio is Tom's best friend on the show "Parks and Recreation".
-- bibi66  12/29/2012
The name Jean was given to 190 baby boys born in the US in 2012. It's currently more popular as a masculine name.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Jean is a very common name in France. It is apparently the #1 name given to boys born in the 20th century. It's popularity is very similar to that of its English counterpart, John- it was extremely popular for many years, but has begun a decrease in popularity in recently. Also like John, it's a very strong, traditional name that well never truly go out of style and fits all ages =)
-- bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013

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