Jeanne Louise Calment (1875-1997), is a French woman who is the oldest human whose age is verified. Calment died on August 4, 1997 at age 122.
Alright name.
Joan of Arc's original French name, as Jeanne d'Arc.
Jeanne is one of Léa's friends in The Complicated Life of Léa Olivier. She helps her with English.
Since my name is Jane, I'm glad my name has a French form. While it doesn't sound too pretty, it is simple and elegant and I love it.
Jeanne Birdsall is an American author, best known for her series The Penderwicks.
Jeanne Roques, better known by her stage name, "Musidora" was a French silent film actress. She is best known for her role as "Irma Vep" in the 1915-1916 silent film series, "Les Vampires".
My grandma's name was Jeanne and she pronounced it JEEN. It technically was her middle name and is both my mother's and my own middle name. My grandmother was born in the 1920s so it's not a 'millennial' thing to pronounce it as JEEN. Furthermore, the name is pronounced ZHAN in French (which is its origin) which is not 'JEE-nee' and so in my mind when looking at the name the 'JEE-nee' pronunciation is more of an English diminutive/pet form of the name Jeanne and NOT the proper pronunciation. As a person whose first name is almost always pronounced incorrectly and spelled wrong, the JEE-nee pronunciation really irks me. I know of two famous(ish) folk who pronounce it JEE-nee: Jeanne Gang (a Chicago-based architect and founder of Studio Gang) and Jeanne Ives (a conservative politician from the Chicago suburbs, who ran for governor of Illinois in 2018). Perhaps the JEE-nee pronunciation is yet another example of the American butchering of French names and words (i.e. American pronunciation of towns named after existing French towns or folk).
Beautiful, classic name! Sounds good, looks also good! And, fits for different aged women! Classic beauty!
I really don’t like the French pronunciation. I pronounce it as “Gee-anne”. I know that’s incorrect, but it sounds better than pronouncing it as “Jean”.
Jeanne has gotta be one of my favourite French names. Or one of my favourite names in general period!
Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont was a French writer who was best known for fairy tales such as "Aurore and Aimée" and "Beauty and the Beast".
My name is Jeanne. It has always been pronounced as Genie. I know there are many spellings. My name was always called correctly by people until I got older. Now everyone calls me Jean which I don’t like, or Jea-Ann. I don’t like that either. When I was growing up there were only two ways to spell it. That was Jeannie or Jeanne. I like to be called Jean-knee. Which my spelling I was told was always the correct spelling. Is it because of the millennials? It seems like only the millennials mis pronounce my name.
This name was and still is awfully common and overused. In every book about French history (especially medieval) I've read, there are mentioned at least 7 Jehannes/Jeannes, only among nobles and royals. I don't even want to imagine how many commoners had this name.
I am not at all a fan of this name, but I prefer the English pronunciation. I strongly dislike the way this name sounds in French.
I don't like this name very much. It's way too common, especially in France. I like names that are more unique and unusual. Also, I prefer longer names, with more syllables.
Jeanne Moreau was a French actress, singer, screenwriter and director. She won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for Seven Days... Seven Nights, the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress for Viva Maria!, and the César Award for Best Actress for The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea. She has also been the recipient of several lifetime awards, including a BAFTA Fellowship in 1996.
It's apparent to me that you don't actually read the comments because you haven't figured out that you're wrong about this one. Jeanne has always been pronounced genie in English. It changed after the tv show "I Dream of Jeannie" changed it believing that pronunciation was less confusing. Which it's obviously less confusing but it's still a bastardization of the real spelling. You can tell this by simply checking the ages of the people with the name. That spelling didn't show up in mass until after the show. You see when names naturally evolve it's for phonetic reasons. Please adjust your site so I can actually believe its accuracy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jeanne Galice is a French singer, better known as Jain.
The name Jeanne was given to 39 girls born in the US in 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 :)
In English, this is pronounced JEEN, JEE-nee, or jee-ANN.
Jeanne d'Arc is a character in Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stone.
Jeanne Disson is an actress. She plays Lisa in the 2011 French film Tomboy.
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.
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.
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.
France would be different for sure, but I've only known Americans with this name and they all pronounced it like "Jean".
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.
"Jee-ann"? No, it's "Jean" but with "ne" on the end.
I always thought it was pronounced jee-Ann.
Jeanne (1308-1349) was the daughter of King Philippe V of France and his wife Joan of Burgundy.
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.
Jeanne (born 1317-died young) was also the name of the oldest daughter of King Philippe VI of France and his first wife Jeanne.
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.
Jeanne (1343-1373) was the daughter of King Jean II of France and his first wife Bonne. She married the King of Navarre.
Jeanne (1357-1360) was the oldest daughter of King Charles V of France and his wife Jeanne.
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.
Jeanne (1435-1482) was also another daughter of King Charles VII of France and his wife Maria of Anjou.
Jeanne (1438-1446) was the daughter of King Charles VII of France and his wife Maria of Anjou. She had a twinsister named Marie.
Jeanne (1464-1505) was the daughter of King Louis XI of France and his wife Charlotte.
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.
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.
I know someone with this name who pronounces it Gee-Ahn.
But that seems quite unusual to me.
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.
I knew a girl named Jeanne who pronounced it like Jenny.
There is a character in the game Bayonetta named Jeanne.
Abigail Van Buren, real name Jeanne Phillips, is the current author of the Dear Abby advice column.
Jeanne Calment was a French woman who was the oldest person ever. She died in 1997 at the age of 122.
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".
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.
There's an anime and manga series by Arina Tanemura called "Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne" (Phantom Thief Jeanne).
Jeanne Nicole Griffin, actress, born 16. April 1978, Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Some people pronounce it like Jean (JEEN), mostly English speakers.
Actors William Hurt & Sandrine Bonnaire have a daughter Jeanne Hurt.
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".
This is my mother's name pronounced like the word genie.
I really love this name! Especially the name Jeanne-Louise. I think it sounds very special.

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