Gene - Meaning of Gene
[ 1 syll. ge-ne, gen-e ] The baby girl name Gene is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced JHiy-N †. Gene is of Old Greek origin and it is used mainly in English.
Gene is a familiar form (English) of Eugenia.
Gene is also a form of the English and Scottish Jean.
Gene is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1925, 0.029% of baby girls were named Gene. It was #352 in rank then. The baby name has seen a marked drop in frequency since then, and is currently used only on a very modest scale. Within all girl names in its family, Gene was nevertheless the most popular in 2018. Gene has in the last century been primarily given to boys. In 1949, 25 times more boys than girls were given the name Gene.
† Pronunciation for Gene: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"