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Subject: Re: Jehan
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: May 25, 2009 at 4:20:57 AM
Reply to: Jehan by dramaelf
In a medieval European context, Jehan is indeed one of the many forms of John or Joan.

However, it has a separate origin as a Muslim name, going back to a Persian world meaning "world", though it is also used in Arabic speaking countries like Egypt. Jehan Sadat is the widow of the former President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat.

http://www.behindthename.com/bb/arcview.php?id=281787&board=gen

Not having read Inkspell,, I don't know whether a medieval European or a Muslim origin of the name is more appropriate in that case.

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