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Short form of Eugene, now used as a boy's given name in its own right, especially in North America. It has been made familiar by film actors such as Gene Autry, Gene Hackman, Gene Kelly, and Gene Wilder. It is also occasionally used as a girl's name, in which case it represents a respelling of Jean.
361st in the U.S.

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Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
203,356
to be exact
South Dakota
has the most people named Gene per capita
1937
marked the height of its popularity
1%
99%
68%
55+
27%
30-54
3%
13-29
1%
0-12

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