Origin of the name JEANNE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name JEANNE.
Anglo-Norman. A feminine form of French Jean
(q.v.), meaning "Jehovah's gift (or grace)."
... There have been two heroines,
so called, Jeanne of Flanders, or Jannedik la Flamm,... the heroine of
Henbonne, and the much more noble Jeanne la Pucelle of Orleans. The
two saints were Jeanne de Valois, daughter of Louis XI., and discarded
wife of Louis XII., and foundress of the Annonciades, and Jeanne Françoise
de Chantel, the disciple of St. François de Sales. (History
of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)