Ariana I’m pretty sure Geoffrey and Jeffery are pronounced differently, although I understand they are related (Geoffrey being the earlier version.


I’m wondering why Francis/Frances and Terry/Teri weren’t included–to me those are perfect examples of names that are pronounced the same, but the spelling signals the gender, at least as much as Jesse/Jessie or Sean/Shawn. Eleanor

Frederick I would pronounce Sarah and Sara differently – maybe because I grew up in the UK.

Of course, some people interpret Jone as Jo-nee or Johnny…. Shawn for a boy has been in the top 200 for 9 out of the past 10 years. Variations.

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When addressing someone named Seán in Irish, it becomes a Sheain ("a Ee-in"), and in Scotland was generally adapted into Scots and Highland English as Eathain, Eoin, Iain, and Ian (John has traditionally been more commonly used in the Scots-speaking Lowlands than any form of Seán)., Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Jean Randolph, an alternate personality of, Jean Hawkins, the deceased wife of Robert Hawkins and late mother of Sharon and Virgil in, Jean Nesbitt, sister of the protagonist from the TV, This page was last edited on 8 August 2020, at 01:06. Honora or Onnora? Jeannie is an alternate spelling of Jean (Hebrew): respelling of Jane. Nora/Norah I hate to spell my name Lynne. Juliette I got a point taken off every paper in 3rd grade because the teacher said Lynn was a boy. Britney is pronounced Brit-nee. Maybe we’ll do that for other names, too. I think Gene originally came from Eugene perhaps? And just for the record, my brother-in-law’s name is Shawn, spelled like that. Madeline: Mad-uh-LINE and Madelyn: ma-dil-yn. Rachel seems like Ratchel to me and I always want to do something with the second a in Rachael. How about Norah and Nora? It is the Irish spelling of the Biblical name John.

Gabriella/Gabriela |. Stewart. Gene for a boy and Jean for a girl I believe.

That’s a fun gender breakdown, as Rhys is overwhelmingly given to boys, Reese is more for girls (though still used for boys), and Reece is somewhere in the middle. In the US, both spellings were popular in the middle of the twentieth century for girls. Sarah definitely rhymes with CARE-uh, while Sara rhymes with CAR-uh. I think gene is the male form.

That is why we display the most common spelling of the name. Katherine I live in the Midwest and can’t believe the different pronunciations for Sara/Sarah brought up here. However not jealous of what others have and they might not, but from uncertain matters in love life.

When I tried looking for female Shawns, I got “Shawn is not in the top 1000 female names for any year of birth in the last 10 years.”. Sure, Debra might be a modern variation of the Biblical Deborah, but it was so widely used in mid-century America it’s now legitimate, or at least that’s the way we see it. Alyssa Different ways to spell Gene. Opinions? Madeleine My name is Jeannie pronounced G Knee…and my Great Aunt is Jeanne pronounced the same way…Everyone I know spelled Jeanne pronouces it G Knee…I have spent my whole life telling everyone I have an I..I have never met anyone else who spells their name the way I do…the Scottish version, most people spell it the French way of Jeanne. Caitlyn/Kaitlyn/Katelyn Arianna

Corina and Korina. Its interesting that in many of the examples where both spellings are considered legit, one of them is the standard French spelling. The idea for this blog arose, as so many good things do, from the nameberry forums, in this case one on name spellings. Vivian or Vivienne, but I prn. British American Said on November 3rd, 2010 at 10:10 pm. Eleanor Violet and Violette? Mackenzie/Makenzie/Mckenzie If you are looking for alternate name ideas spellings then we can help you out. Elizabeth Vivian, Brian Elliot Gene I would presume male and pronounce gee-n. Oh yes true I forgot about other languages. Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. This action cannot be undone. The Norman French Jehan (see Jean) is another version. And there’s Caitlin (or Caitlyn, Kaitlynn, Katelyn, etc.).

Just wanted to put me 2 cents worth in. Glenn I will be naming our first born Gwendolyn, I didn’t even know that Gwendolen was the more proper spelling until a friend of mine considered it here on NB. Madelyn/Madalyn/etc. Mark Because I’d think it would be different. Other spelling variations of the same name often signal gender differences. Terry/Teri is trickier, though–I would say Teri was definitely a girl, but Terry could go either way. I know a Geoffrey and he pronounces it like Jeffrey. Eleanor of Aquitaine had a Geoffrey.) I did once know an Elisabeth who pronounced her name with LEESA in the middle, instead of LIZZA like in Elizabeth. USING OUR SERVICES YOU AGREE TO OUR USE OF. If I saw Jean here in the U.S., I'd pronounce it like gee-n and presume female.


Honestly, some people don’t understand how frustrating it is to tell you that your name is the same as their friends, just without the ‘h’.

I could be wrong, but I think that it is the one name with the most spelling variations ever; Caitlin, Caitlyn, Kaitlyn, Kaitlynn, Kaitlin, Katelyn, Katelynn, Katelin, Katelinn…

So again, you can’t be wrong.


Stuart, I prefer the scottish Isobel (my grandma’s name), Cassandra and Casandra and maybe Kassandra? Advertisement. Claire or Clare, I love them both! i also thought maybe ashley/ashlee/ashleigh/ashlie should be on the list! And Jean for a girl, and pronounce the "n". and my Niece is Kristina instead of Christina..personally I prefer the K version…it seems more stream lined and unfussy. Margo I’d guess that most people would be more familiar with the Sylvia spelling, but the Nameberry database says that Silvia is the “original form of the name — the more familiar Sylvia spelling came later — seems more modern now.” I like the name a lot, but I always have to think too hard about how to spell the name with a y. Second is to read more. As well as people saying her name as Sarah, it’s even worse when people say Sarah as Sara. People named Krist(e)(i)n are very passionate about the distinction! Listen to the audio pronunciation of Jean (female given name) on pronouncekiwi How To Pronounce Jean (female given name): Jean (female given name) pronunciation Sign in to disable ALL ads. Alisa


How do you spell Jean in English? Elliott Dominick It is the French version of the name John.

Shawn/Sean/Shaun is firmly a boys name here, and Shauna/Shawna/Shana/Shanna is the girls equivalent. When spelling bigger words or names try to separate some letters and see if it makes sense this way. Let me throw out Marcia and Marsha. Even in Highland areas where Gaelic is still spoken, these anglicisations are now more common than Seán or Seathan.

Like Jean Chrétien, former prime minister of Canada. Vous pouvez modifier vos choix à tout moment dans vos paramètres de vie privée. Gillian Brian Alyson

Second is to read more. Payton (See it as uni-sex) I wouldn’t pronounce that any differently from Vivienne–I guess technically it’s ANN at the end of one and ENN at the end of the other, but that’s such a fine difference to say and hear that I think, functionally, they end up the same to me. In particular, the focus was on names that had more than one legitimate spelling, and asked visitors to pick their favorite of the two (or more). That’s only because I grew up with Raychel, though. Individuals with this life number therefore search specifically the company of other people, because there they feel home and be creative. Maybe I’m biased. Lindsey/Lindsay/Lyndsay/Lyndsey Jean, Jeanne – In French, Jean is the masculine and Jeanne the feminine form.

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