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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. JEHN-ee(English)
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Meaning & History

Variant of JENNY. Before the 20th century this spelling was more common.
DiminutiveJan(English)
Masculine FormsEvan, Ian, Ivan, John, Jon, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shayne(English) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon(Swedish)
Other Languages & CulturesLashawn(African American) Gwenhwyfar, Guenevere, Guinevere(Arthurian Romance) Jone(Basque) Joanna(Biblical) Ioanna(Biblical Greek) Iohanna(Biblical Latin) Yanna(Breton) Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana(Bulgarian) Joana, Jana(Catalan) Jenifer(Cornish) Ghjuvanna(Corsican) Ivana(Croatian) Ivana, Jana, Johana, Žaneta(Czech) Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette(Danish) Jana, Janna, Jennifer, Johanna, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jenny(Dutch) Johanna(Estonian) Jóna(Faroese) Janika, Janina, Johanna, Jenna, Jenni, Jenny(Finnish) Jeanne, Johanne, Guenièvre, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jeannine(French) Xoana(Galician) Jana, Janina, Jennifer, Johanna, Janine, Jenny(German) Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna(Greek) Dzsenifer, Janka, Johanna, Zsanett(Hungarian) Jóhanna, Jóna, Jenný(Icelandic) Chevonne, Shavonne, Shevaun, Shevon, Síne, Siobhán, Sinéad(Irish) Giovanna, Ginevra(Italian) Johanna(Late Roman) Žanna(Latvian) Janina, Žaneta(Lithuanian) Ivana, Jovana(Macedonian) Jehanne, Johanne(Medieval French) Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette(Norwegian) Janina, Joanna, Żaneta(Polish) Joana(Portuguese) Ioana(Romanian) Yana, Zhanna, Zhannochka(Russian) Giuanna(Sardinian) Jean, Seonag, Sheena, Sìne, Jessie, Sìneag, Teasag(Scottish) Ivana, Jovana(Serbian) Ivana, Jana, Žaneta(Slovak) Ivana, Jana(Slovene) Janka(Sorbian) Jennifer, Juana, Jenny(Spanish) Yenifer, Yenny(Spanish (Latin American)) Ivanna, Yana(Ukrainian) Shan, Siân, Siwan, Siana, Siani, Sioned(Welsh) Gwenhwyfar(Welsh Mythology)

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