Jean Leahy in the US

  1. #944,728 Jean Kenyon
  2. #944,729 Jean Kovach
  3. #944,730 Jean Lackey
  4. #944,731 Jean Langford
  5. #944,732 Jean Leahy
  6. #944,733 Jean Lefebvre
  7. #944,734 Jean Lindberg
  8. #944,735 Jean Linn
  9. #944,736 Jean Loomis
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Meaning & Origins

Like Jane and Joan, a medieval variant of Old French Je(h)anne. Towards the end of the Middle Ages this form became largely confined to Scotland. In the 20th century it became more widely used in the English-speaking world and enjoyed a period of great popularity, but it is now out of fashion. Among numerous well-known and influential bearers are the British novelists Jean Plaidy (Eleanor Hibbert, 1910–93) and Jean Rhys (Ella Gwendolen Rees Williams, 1894–1979), British actress Jean Simmons (b. 1929), and American-born actress Jean Seberg (1938–79). It is also found as a variant spelling of the masculine name Gene.
94th in the U.S.
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Laochdha ‘descendant of Laochdha’, a personal name derived from laoch ‘hero’.
2,956th in the U.S.

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