JAN (1)
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: YAHN (Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, German)   [key]
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.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Johan, Johannes (Dutch), Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon (Swedish), Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon (Norwegian), Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon (Danish), Johan (Czech), Janusz (Polish), Janez, Anže (Slovene), Johann, Johannes (German), Johan (Low German), Joan (Catalan)
DIMINUTIVES: Hanne, Hannes, Hans, Jo, Joop (Dutch), Hans, Janne (Swedish), Hans (Norwegian), Hans, Jannick, Jannik (Danish), Janek (Czech), Janek (Polish), Janko (Slovene), Hannes, Hans, Jo (German), Hanke (Low German)
FEMININE FORMS: Jana, Janna, Janneke, Jantine, Jantje (Dutch), Janina, Janna, Jannicke, Jannike (Swedish), Jana, Janička, Johana (Czech), Janina (Polish), Jana (Slovene), Jana, Janina (German), Jana (Catalan)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Deshaun, Deshawn, Keshaun, Keshawn, Rashaun, Rashawn (African American), Gjon (Albanian), Yahya (Arabic), Hovhannes, Ohannes (Armenian), Ganix, Ion, Jon (Basque), Yan (Belarusian), John (Biblical), Ioannes (Biblical Greek), Yehochanan, Yochanan (Biblical Hebrew), Iohannes (Biblical Latin), Yann, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick (Breton), Ioan, Ivan, Yan, Yoan, Ivo, Yanko (Bulgarian), Jowan (Cornish), Ghjuvan (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), Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani, Hannes, Hannu, Juha, Juho, Jukka, Jussi (Finnish), Jean, Yann, Jeannot, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick (French), Xoán (Galician), Ioane, Ivane, Vano (Georgian), Ioannes, Ioannis, Yanni, Yannis, Yianni, Yiannis (Greek), Keoni (Hawaiian), Yochanan (Hebrew), János, Jancsi, Jani, Janika (Hungarian), Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón (Icelandic), Eoin, Sean, Seán, Shane (Irish), Giovanni, Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Nino, Vanni (Italian), Johannes, Joannes (Late Roman), Jānis (Latvian), Sjang, Sjeng (Limburgish), Jonas (Lithuanian), Ivan, Jovan, Ivo (Macedonian), Ean, Juan (Manx), Hann, Jan, Jon, Hankin, Jackin, Jankin (Medieval English), Jehan (Medieval French), Zuan (Medieval Italian), Joan (Occitan), João, Joãozinho (Portuguese), Ioan, Ion, Iancu, Ionel, Ionuț, Nelu (Romanian), Ioann, Ivan, Vanya (Russian), Juhán (Sami), Eoin, Iain, Ian (Scottish), Ivan, Jovan, Ivo, Janko, Vanja (Serbian), Ján, Janko (Slovak), Iván, Juan, Xuan, Juanito (Spanish), Yahya (Turkish), Ivan (Ukrainian), Evan, Iefan, Ieuan, Ifan, Ioan, Iwan, Siôn, Ianto (Welsh)
Popularity
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Austria  ranked #37 
Catalonia  ranked #10 
Croatia  ranked #28 
Czech Republic  ranked #2 
Netherlands  ranked #29 
Norway  - 
Poland  ranked #5 
Slovenia  ranked #8 
Spain  ranked #76