Pronounced Pron. AHN-tyən
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 4/3/2016
This name is a variant of Anna, where the diminutive suffix -tjen has been added to the name. Since -tjen is a diminutive suffix that was primarily used in the Middle Ages and has since been replaced by the more modern -tje, we can actually say that Antjen is the medieval Dutch form of Antje.The name Antjen has survived to modern times, but barely so, as it is extremely rare in the Netherlands these days: in 2014, there were less than 50 living bearers (of all ages) in the entire country. Most living bearers are elderly as well, so the name is set to become even rarer in the future.