A diminutive of Eugene, also used as a formal male given name.
Other Word Forms of Gene
Origin of Gene
From German Gen, coined by Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen from Ancient Greek γενεά (geneá, “generation, descent”) from the aorist infinitive of γίγνομαι (gígnomai, “I come into being”).
German Gen from gen- begetting, in Greek words (such as genos race, offspring) genə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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