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I really love this name! Especially the name Jeanne-Louise. I think it sounds very special.
-- Anonymous User  4/21/2006
This is my mother's name pronounced like the word genie.
-- Anonymous User  6/17/2006
A famous bearer of this name was a motion picture and Broadway actress Jeanne Eagels (born Amelia Jeannine Eagels- June 26, 1890 – October 3, 1929). Among many performances, she was nominated in 1929 for her performance in the movie "The Letter".
-- AndrewJKD  7/22/2006
Actors William Hurt & Sandrine Bonnaire have a daughter Jeanne Hurt.
-- Maggie_Simpson  10/11/2007
Some people pronounce it like Jean (JEEN), mostly English speakers.
-- FMRadio  3/27/2008
Jeanne Nicole Griffin, actress, born 16. April 1978, Vicksburg, Mississippi.
-- Emilie007  8/13/2008
There's an anime and manga series by Arina Tanemura called "Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne" (Phantom Thief Jeanne).
-- GreekMythology  8/18/2008
Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont was an author in the 1700s. She is given credit for writing the Beauty and the Beast story the way we know it today.
-- britto08  2/21/2009
It looks very pretty, and has a connection to the saint I love best. If I ever had a child and wanted to name it for her, I would choose this version of her name. The only problem I have with it is the American tendency to pronounce it "jeen" or "jeenee".
-- gala  3/18/2009
Jeanne Calment was a French woman who was the oldest person ever. She died in 1997 at the age of 122.
-- bananarama  12/20/2009
Abigail Van Buren, real name Jeanne Phillips, is the current author of the Dear Abby advice column.
-- MorbidHarlequin  10/12/2010
There is a character in the game Bayonetta named Jeanne.
-- refan132  12/13/2010
I knew a girl named Jeanne who pronounced it like Jenny.
-- Anonymous User  1/17/2011
I think this name is gorgeous when pronounced correctly in French. In English, you'll likely be called "Jean" though, which isn't very pretty. No offense, my mom's name is Jean and she's not too fond of it. I would name our daughter this if we were living in France instead of the US.
-- laplusbelle  5/31/2011
I know someone with this name who pronounces it Gee-Ahn.
But that seems quite unusual to me.
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2011
Jeanne II of Navarre (1312-1349) was the only daughter of Louis X of France and his wife Margaret of Burgundy. She was married to Philip III of Navarre and had 7 children with him.
-- CarolinW  6/6/2012
Jeanne was the daughter of King Henry II of France and his wife Catherine de Medici. She had a twinsister named Victoire, but both died in infancy.
-- CarolinW  6/11/2012
Jeanne (1464-1505) was the daughter of King Louis XI of France and his wife Charlotte.
-- CarolinW  6/18/2012
Jeanne (1438-1446) was the daughter of King Charles VII of France and his wife Maria of Anjou. She had a twinsister named Marie.
-- CarolinW  6/18/2012
Jeanne (1435-1482) was also another daughter of King Charles VII of France and his wife Maria of Anjou.
-- CarolinW  6/18/2012
Jeanne (1388-1390) was the oldest daughter of King Charles VI and his wife Isabeau of Bavaria. She died young. Her younger sister (1391-1433) was also named Jeanne.
-- CarolinW  6/18/2012
Jeanne (1357-1360) was the oldest daughter of King Charles V of France and his wife Jeanne.
-- CarolinW  6/19/2012
Jeanne (1343-1373) was the daughter of King Jean II of France and his first wife Bonne. She married the King of Navarre.
-- CarolinW  6/19/2012
Jeanne (1351-1371) was the only daughter of King Philippe VI of France and his second wife Blanca of Navarre.

Jeanne (1337-1337) was the youngest daughter of King Philippe VI of France and his first wife Jeanne.
-- CarolinW  6/19/2012
Jeanne (born 1317-died young) was also the name of the oldest daughter of King Philippe VI of France and his first wife Jeanne.
-- CarolinW  6/19/2012
Jeanne (1315-1321) was the only daughter of King Charles IV of France and his first wife Blanche of Burgundy.
Jeanne (1326-1327) was also the name of another daughter of King Charles IV of France and his third wife Jeanne.
-- CarolinW  6/19/2012
Jeanne (1308-1349) was the daughter of King Philippe V of France and his wife Joan of Burgundy.
-- CarolinW  7/17/2012
I always thought it was pronounced jee-Ann.
-- Anonymous User  1/30/2013
"Jee-ann"? No, it's "Jean" but with "ne" on the end.
-- EstherTester  3/23/2013
It kind of does look like jee-ann... But anyways, it's a lot prettier than just Jean. Although, the pronunciation in France looks like it's the same as the male name Jean... Not sure though.
-- Anonymous User  4/13/2013
France would be different for sure, but I've only known Americans with this name and they all pronounced it like "Jean".
-- EstherTester  7/4/2013
Jeanne was a very popular name in France in the early 1900's, and after a brief period of unpopularity, it has made a comeback. It is apparently the 2nd most common name given to girls born in the 20th century, probably because it was ranked very high on yearly popularity charts for quite a while.
-- bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013
Jeanne de Clisson, also known as the Lioness of Brittany, was a Breton pirate who attacked French ships in the English Channel from 1343-1356. She was born Jeanne-Louise de Belleville.
-- ophelia  9/9/2013
Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson (1721-1764) known more famously as Madame de Pompadour, she was the chief mistress of French king Louis XV. She was blamed excessively for the cause of Seven Years War, this however was not true. Poisson was an avid patron of the arts and supported greats like Voltaire. She died at the age of 42 from tuberculous.
-- KenniWinchester  5/2/2014
Jeanne Disson is an actress. She plays Lisa in the 2011 French film Tomboy.
-- Anonymous User  6/2/2015
Jeanne d'Arc is a character in Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stone.
-- Anonymous User  8/4/2015
In English, this is pronounced JEEN, JEE-nee, or jee-ANN.
-- earthnut  11/8/2015
The way they ACTUALLY pronounce it in French is either:
j-EH-n (like the name Jen, but with the soft French j).
Or John, but without the n sound (and the French j). I know because I'm French :)
-- Anonymous User  11/14/2015
The name Jeanne was given to 39 girls born in the US in 2015.
-- HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
Jeanne Galice is a French singer, better known as Jain.
-- Anonymous User  11/15/2016
This was a significant name among royalty and nobility:

Jeanne de Penthièvre was suo jure Duchess of Brittany until The War of Breton Succession, and Countess of Penthièvre throughout her life.
Jeanne (Joanna) of Flanders was Duchess consort of Brittany and an able military leader.
This was the name of several members of the Navarrese royal family: Jeanne I, II, and III were all Queens regent, another Jeanne was heir but predeceased her father, and yet another was Duchess consort of Brittany and late Queen Consort of England.
Jeanne de Laval was Queen Consort of Naples and Sicility. Jeanne Bécu (Madame du Barry) was maîtresse-en-titre of Louis XV. Jeanne d'Anglouême was an illegitimate half-sister of Francis I of France and suo jure Countess of Bar-su-Seine.
Jeanne de Bar was a noblewoman with a number of titles in her own right, notably Countess of Soissons and Marle. She was an ancestress of Mary, Queen of Scots, as well as Henry IV and his descendants.
-- abirami  2/22/2017
My name is Jeanne. Upon seeing that, you're thinking "Je-Anne", or maybe "Jean", maybe even something else. I've had to say, explain, spell and pronounce my name for 50 years now. Sigh.
In an average work day, I'm called "Jamie" about 10 times. If I have to hand my drivers license to someone, they never know how to say my name and just look at me like "Help Me".
I got teased when I was young "I Dream of Jeannie", and then the song "I Dream Of Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair". And of course all the teasing "If you're a Genie will you really grant me three wishes"?
It's been 50 long years of having a name I never have liked. My older sisters got names that I would consider good, "Judy" and "Julie". Perhaps if the spelling of it included an "I", it would have just been easier all of these years. Easy enough to add I suppose, I just never did. And I don't know why. It would have been easier for my mother to spell it with an "I" to begin with on my birth certificate, yes?
I frequently have allergy issues which makes me sound stuffed up. Try saying the letter "N" with a stuffy nose. See? It comes out sounding like "Gee - Dee". UGH the story of my life.
So, this is my personal impression of the name - perhaps it's cute for the right person who can pull off the "Jeannie" or "Genie" thing. (I am blonde with long hair though). It's fine for someone else who doesn't mind having to correct 99% of people who say it wrong. But for me, it's just irritating and frustrating every day to have this name.
Thanks for listening.
-- Jeanne without an I  2/23/2017
Jeanne Aubert was a French singer and actress. Born Jeanne Perrinot in Paris, France to an aristocratic father and a former flower girl, she was pushed by her mother into showbusiness. At age five, she began performing on stage at the Théâtre du Châtelet. As a teenager, she was given voice and music lessons and at age eighteen appeared in an elaborate Mistinguett production at the Casino de Paris. In 1928, she helped organize the first female branch of the Jeunesse Ouvrière Chrétienne, a Roman Catholic apostolic organization for young people. Jeanne Aubert served as the first president of the JOCF of France.
-- cutenose  2/27/2017
My sister's name is "Jeanne" she goes by "Jean" but in college she went by "Jeannie" as she thought it sounded too much like "Gene" (sounds the same) which is a guy's name. Her 2nd daughter's middle name is "Jean" and her mom's middle name is also "Jean," so different spelling.
-- Anonymous User  5/18/2017

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