October 25, 2014 § Leave a comment
Diminutive of “Jean”, a medieval variation of “Jane“.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Jean, Jeane, Jeanne, Jeannie, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Miss Jeanie, one of Aunt Mary’s friends, in “The Library Window” (1896), from Stories of the Seen and Unseen by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant.
– Jeanie Mortimer, one of Roland’s sisters in “The Open Door” (1881), from Stories of the Seen and Unseen.