Of Greek origin.
Short for Eugene or Eugenia.
Gene is both a masculine and a feminine name.
Eugene means “well born”, “gentle”.
Feminine form of the name is Eugenia.
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.