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Of Greek origin.

Short for Eugene or Eugenia.

Gene is both a masculine and a feminine name.

Eugene means “well born”, “gentle”.

Other forms of the name are Eugene, Eugenio, Evgeni, Yevgeny, Owain, Zhenya, Yvain, Owen.

Feminine form of the name is Eugenia.

Famous male bearers are Gene Kelly, Gene Wilder, Gene Vincent, Gene Hackman, Gene Pitney, Gene Baur, Gene Elliott-Thornton Jr aka No Malice, Gene Clark.

Famous feminine bearers are Gene Tierney, Gene Stratton-Porter.

Gene Vincent, born Vincent Eugene Craddock, is considered as one of the greatest early rock and roll singers and songwriters of all time.

He is frequently characterized as a rockabilly pioneer.

His biggest hit song “Be-Bop-A-Lula” is listed among the greatest songs of all time, according to the “Rolling Stone” magazine.