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Jeannie has not been a top 1,000 baby name in America since 1989 at rank 992. Despite this, it remains a strong, informal option in France. Jeannie is an adorable option if you want something simple and with a southern feel.

Meaning of the name Jeannie:

French: God is gracious

Origin of the name Jeannie:

Jeannie began as a nickname for the name Jeanne. Jeanne is the more modern version of the Old French Jehanne. Jehanne was ultimately a form of Iohannes, which also formed the name, John.

Symbolism of the name Jeannie:

Jeannie means “God is gracious” because this is what Iohannes means. Ultimately, this gives it the same meaning as Jeanne, John, and other similar baby names.

Style of the name Jeannie:


Gender of the name Jeannie:

Jeannie is an informal baby name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Jeannie:


Number of syllables in the name Jeannie:


Emotion evoked from the name Jeannie:

Jeannie has a rugged feel that gives it simplicity. It is a natural and kindhearted name, however.

Alternative spellings for the name Jeannie:

  • Jeanie
  • Jeanni
  • Jeani
  • Jeanny
  • Jeany

Nicknames for the name Jeannie:

  • Jean
  • Nini
  • Nina 
  • Jeanna
  • Jeanne
  • Jea
  • JJ

Popularity of the name Jeannie:

Jeannie was one of the most popular baby names in America from 1923 to 1989. It was even a top 300 baby name from 1946 to 1960. Jeannie ranked highest in 1957 when it was rank 222.

Related names for the name Jeannie:

Great middle names for Jeannie and their meanings:

  • Evelyn (wished for child)
  • Alexandra (defender of mankind)
  • Norah (light)
  • Ophelia (aid, benefit)
  • Eliza (my God is an oath, joyful)
  • Emmeline (gentle, brave)
  • Tabitha (gazelle, graceful)
  • Louise (famous warrior)

Famous people with the name Jeannie:

  • Jeannie Longo (Olympic cyclist)
  • Jeannie Riley (country music singer)
  • Jeannie Berlin (actress, “The Heartbreak Kid”)
  • Jeannie Carson (actress, “As Long As They're Happy”)
  • Jeannie Elias (actress, “The Pit”)
  • Jeannie Ebner (novelist)
  • Jeannie Ortega (Christian singer)
  • Jeannie Mai (TV host, “The Real”)

Jeannies in popular culture:

  • Jeannie (character from “I Dream of Jeannie”)
  • Jeannie MacLennan (character from “Hey, Jeannie!”)
  • Jeannie McLean (character from “Jeannie”)
  • Jeannie Harkin (character from “Alphas”)
  • Jeannie Bueller (character from “Ferris Bueller's Day Off”)
  • Jeannie Hopkirk (character from “Randall and Hopkirk”)
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