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First name of the character Scout in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. Scout's given name was Jean Louise Finch.
-- Eirena  6/29/2005
This name seems to be handed down through my family on my mum's side. It's my middle name and I've always thought it really plain and boring.
-- Anonymous User  7/1/2005
My middle name is Jean. I was named after my grandmother. I always thought of it as a simple yet elegant name.
-- erin_casey  10/30/2005
Jean seems to be a very popular middle name.
-- Anonymous User  11/20/2005
Marilyn Monroe's real name was Norma Jeane. Jean Harlow was also a legendary movie blonde.
-- lindamaree  3/9/2006
Jean is Britney Spears' middle name.
-- lindamaree  3/9/2006
My grandmother is named Jean. The name was very popular in the 1920s when she was born. She often jokes about her primary school class, which had 7 girls named Jean and 9 named Shirley. If the teacher wanted silence she would call out "Jean and Shirley! Be quiet!", thus silencing half of the class!
-- Chrisell  7/25/2006
My middle name is Jean like a lot of people on this comment list. It was my mother's middle name. Honestly, I don't really like it. I mean it's not a horrible name but Jane or Jeanne would be more elegant I think. If you like old fashioned names this would be a great choice.
-- Cyneburga  1/26/2007
I used to think this name was boring until I met a girl named Jean who might be the nicest person I've ever met. I may name my first daughter this because I will never forget her kindness.
-- Anonymous User  2/18/2007
This is my first name, it was very unique for me because I didn't know anyone else with my name. It was my mom and my Grandmother's middle name. The only thing I didn't like was that it was always being misspelled in school.
-- jean_fishy  3/27/2007
This is a nice, Scottish-sounding classic sort of name, and I like it, though I prefer Jane.
-- Anonymous User  4/23/2007
It's funny when people say, hey, I like your jeans! Or when they're teaching about genetics and talking about genes. You have genes, Jean. Your gene is ugly.
-- Anonymous User  6/13/2007
Jean is the middle name of Hermione Jean Granger, a main character in the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.
-- sharonrenee  8/26/2007
Jean Acker (1893-1978), actress best known for being the estranged wife of Rudolph Valentino.
-- cateyedsnake  8/27/2007
Jean Arthur (1900-1991), Oscar-nominated actress of the 1930s and 1940s. Best known for her work with director Frank Capra.
-- cateyedsnake  8/27/2007
This seems like a good middle name, but I also like it as a first name. It's a little too short if you ask me, though.
-- flamestar  9/30/2007
I personally love this name. I think this is largely because I absolutely love the song "Daydream Believer" by The Monkees.
-- pandasayscynical  12/14/2007
Jean Grey (codenames: Marvel Girl, Phoenix, etc.) is a Marvel comics superhero with the mutant abilities of telepathy and telekenisis.
-- FMRadio  12/28/2007
I personally find this name short, simple and sweet - and it brings to my mind a kind and compassionate person.
-- seraphine_eternal  2/10/2008
Joan of Arc's French name was Jean D'Arc.
-- Anonymous User  4/19/2008
Joan of Arc's French name is Jeanne not Jean!
-- LilyDeParis  8/15/2008
This seems to be the middle name of every other trailer trash or hillbilly woman or girl. Very unimaginative and dull, especially as a middle name.
-- slight night shiver  4/24/2008
My middle name is also Jean. I was given it as a namesake after my great aunt Eugena, whom everyone called"Jean". I don't like it for a first name, but I like it as my middle name. It's a very plain and traditional name, but I cherish it because it is a namesake to me.
-- childdoll  2/13/2009
Alrighty! This is an article of clothing. I think there are plenty of ways little kids will make fun of this name. Sooooo If you really want your kid to be made fun of, don't say I didn't help.
-- Anonymous User  5/21/2009
The name Jean only fits certain kinds of people. I like it though.
-- Alora  12/31/2009
One of Michael Jackson's greatest hit songs is called 'Billie Jean'.
-- starz26  4/1/2010
I wouldn't name my child this, but I do like this name. It has a nice old fashioned ring to it.
-- Chrila96  11/17/2010
Jane is much prettier, in my opinion.
-- Hushpuppy  12/21/2010
I really, really like this name. It's not so common for a first name and I know only of one person with this first name. I'm currently in love with this name.
-- italiannames  5/22/2011
Jean M. Auel (Jean Marie Auel) is an American writer. She is best known for her Earth's Children books.
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2011
Jean Vander Pyl, who is best known as the voice of Wilma Flintstone in the original Flintstones cartoon series, is a famous bearer. She was also the voice of many, MANY cartoon characters over the years and an esteemed theater, radio and television actress.
-- Ruta Graveolens  4/20/2012
At the moment, I'd definitely consider Jean for a daughter, if I ever have one - as either a first or a middle name, mainly because of the model and actress Jean Shrimpton and also my grandmother was called Jean. I think it's simple yet beautiful in its own antique way.
-- laura_palmer  9/12/2012
We are currently settled on this as a middle name if our baby is a girl, because it is the first or middle name of both of my husband's grandmothers (one of which passed away before he was born). I personally find it rather short and plain, and would prefer something more unique (not so classic), but I do like the meaning "God is Gracious".
-- Anonymous User  1/24/2013
Only 58 baby girls born in the US in 2012 were named Jean. More baby girls were given the name 'Renesmee'.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Jean is Sergeant Calhoun's middle name. She is a character in the Disney movie Wreck-It Ralph.
-- justsomegirl  7/10/2014
I am named Jean Louise after my two grandmothers, Vera Jean and Helen Louise, but I've been called Jeana since I was little. My mother's middle name is Jean, and my brother named his little girl Sarah Jean, which I think is cute. I never liked "Jean" or "Louise" because they are old fashioned names. I've decided to start liking my name, however, because it is, after all, my name and I do like that Jean means "God's gracious gift" as the other responder mentioned. I also prefer to like my name because I don't want to hurt my mother, and because I loved my grandmother Vera Jean so dearly- as did we all! :)
-- forrester  10/4/2014
I like this name! I would name a child of mine Jean.
-- fugfacedmermaid  12/27/2014
I don't know how people can call Jean a "trashy" name. That's just absurd. It is an elegant name. My mom is Jeanette and she is called Jean and Jeanne which she likes better and yes, she gave it to me as middle name. Old fashioned, but aren't so many millions of names old?
-- lorimorton  6/10/2015
I love the name Jean, very classy. Not sure why the name sort of faded away, (no pun intended) but I think it's beautiful!
-- Anonymous User  6/20/2015
Such a pretty, classy vintage name. :)
-- justsomegirl  8/18/2015

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