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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. YAHN(Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian)
YAN(Czech, Polish, German)
ZHAN(Catalan)
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Meaning & History

Form of JOHANNES. This name was borne by the 15th-century Flemish painter Jan van Eyck and the 17th-century Dutch painter Jan Vermeer.
VariantsJohan, Johannes, John(Dutch) Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, John(Swedish) Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Jone, John(Norwegian) Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, John(Danish) Janusz(Polish) Anže, Janez(Slovene) Johann, Johannes(German) Joan(Catalan)
DiminutivesHanke, Hanne, Hannes, Hans, Jo, Joop(Dutch) Hannes, Hans, Janne, Jöns(Swedish) Hans(Norwegian) Hans, Jannick, Jannik(Danish) Janek(Czech) Janek(Polish) Janko(Slovene) Hannes, Hans, Jo(German)
Feminine FormsJana, Janna, Johanna, Janneke, Jantine, Jantje(Dutch) Janina, Janna, Johanna, Jannicke, Jannike(Swedish) Johanna, Johanne(Norwegian) Johanna, Johanne(Danish) Ivana, Jana, Johana, Janička(Czech) Janina, Joanna(Polish) Ivana, Jana(Slovene) Jana, Janina, Johanna(German) Jana, Joana(Catalan)
Other Languages & CulturesDeshaun, Deshawn, Keshaun, Keshawn, Rashawn, Rashaun(African American) Gjon(Albanian) Yohannes(Amharic) Yahya, Yuhanna(Arabic) Hovhannes, Hovik, Hovo, Ohannes(Armenian) Xuan(Asturian) Ganix, Ion, Jon, Iban(Basque) Ivan, Yan(Belarusian) Jehohanan, Johanan, John(Biblical) Ioannes(Biblical Greek) Yehochanan, Yochanan(Biblical Hebrew) Iohannes(Biblical Latin) Yann, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick(Breton) Ioan, Ivan, Yoan, Ivo, Vancho, Yanko(Bulgarian) Jowan(Cornish) Ghjuvan, Ghjuvanni(Corsican) Ivan, Ivica, Ivo, Janko, Vanja(Croatian) Evan, Ian, Ivan, John, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Hank, Jack, Jake, Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny, Jon, Shayne, Van(English) Johano, Joĉjo(Esperanto) Jaan, Johannes, Juhan(Estonian) Jóannes, Jóhannes, Jón(Faroese) Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani, Hannes, Hannu, Juha, Juho, Jukka, Jussi(Finnish) Jean, Yann, Yoan, Yoann, Jeannot, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick(French) Xoán(Galician) Ioane, Ivane, Vano(Georgian) Giannis, Ioannis, Yannis, Yiannis, Gianni, Yanni, Yianni(Greek) Keoni(Hawaiian) Yochanan(Hebrew) Iván, János, Jancsi, Jani(Hungarian) Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón(Icelandic) Yohanes(Indonesian) Eoin, Seán, Sean, Shane(Irish) Giovanni, Ivan, Ivano, Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Nino, Vanni(Italian) Johannes, Joannes(Late Roman) Jānis(Latvian) Sjang, Sjeng(Limburgish) Jonas(Lithuanian) Ivan, Jovan, Ivo, Vancho, Vančo(Macedonian) Ean, Juan(Manx) Hann, Jan, Jon, Hankin, Jackin, Jankin(Medieval English) Jehan(Medieval French) Zuan(Medieval Italian) Joan(Occitan) Yahya(Persian) João, Joãozinho(Portuguese) Ioan, Ion, Iancu, Ionel, Ionuț, Nelu(Romanian) Ioann, Ivan, Vanya(Russian) Juhán(Sami) Giuanne, Juanne(Sardinian) Eoin, Iain, Ian(Scottish) Ivan, Jovan, Ivica, Ivo, Janko, Vanja(Serbian) Ivan, Ján, Janko(Slovak) Iván, Juan, Ibán, Juanito(Spanish) Yahya(Turkish) Ivan(Ukrainian) Evan, Iefan, Ieuan, Ifan, Ioan, Iwan, Siôn, Ianto(Welsh)
Same SpellingJán, Jan (2), Jan (3)

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