Jean

Pronunciation: je-ha-hn
Origin: France
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Europe

The name "jean" is derived from the French word "gênes," which refers to Genoa, Italy, where a type of heavy cotton cloth called "jean fustian" was initially woven. The fabric was named after the city of Genoa, and it was often used to make durable workwear. In the early 20th century, denim, a sturdy fabric made using a twill weave, became the preferred choice for workwear in the United States, especially among cowboys, miners, and farmers, due to its durability and affordability. Jeans, a type of pants or trousers made from denim or dungaree cloth, have become an integral part of everyday life and are popular among people of all ages, genders, and social classes. The term "jeans" refers to a particular style of trousers, called "blue jeans," with copper-riveted pockets, which were invented by Jacob W. Davis in 1871 and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Historic brands of jeans include Levi's, Lee, and Wrangler.

Jean Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Jean is currently #630 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Jean is currently #330 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Jean is currently #621 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Jean is currently #328 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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