Namesakes

Bishops of Rome and the Popes: 1 pope
John Paul II (a.k.a. Jan)   1978-2005  
Bohemian Kings: 1 king
King Jan the Blind   1310-1346  
Dutch Prime Ministers: 6 prime ministers
Jan Jacob Rochussen   1858-1860  
Jan Kappeyne van de Coppello   1877-1879  
Jan Heemskerk   1874-1877; 1883-1888  
Dirk Jan de Geer   1926-1929; 1939-1940  
Jan de Quay   1959-1963  
Jan Peter Balkenende   2002-2010  
Fictional Characters from Books: 1 character
Jan Tromp   1970   Jan, Jans en de kinderen  
Fictional Characters from Television: 1 character
Jan Spears   1965   Days of Our Lives  
Hall-of-Famers: 1 football
(football) Jan Stenerud   1991  
Nobel Prize Winners: 1 economics
(economics) Jan Tinbergen   1969  
Norwegian Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Jan P. Syse   1989-1990  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 1 actor, 1 comedian/actor
John Kraaijkamp, Sr. (a.k.a. Jan)   1925-2011  
Jan Decleir   1946-  
Notable Artists: 2 cartoonists, 2 painters, 1 fashion designer, 1 sculptor
Jan van Eyck   c. 1395-1441  
Jan Vermeer   1632-1675  
Willy Vandersteen (a.k.a. Jan)   1913-1990  
Jan Wolkers   1925-2007  
Jan Kruis   1933-2017  
Jan Taminiau   1975-  
Notable Athletes: 12 soccer, 4 rugby, 2 skiing, 2 tennis, 1 cricket, 1 football
(soccer) Jan Jongbloed   1940-  
(football) Jan Stenerud   1942-  
(soccer) Jan Peters   1954-  
(soccer) Jan Poortvliet   1955-  
(skiing) Ingemar Stenmark (a.k.a. Jan)   1956-  
(soccer) Jan Ceulemans   1957-  
(soccer) Jan Wouters   1960-  
(tennis) Jan Siemerink   1970-  
(soccer) Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink   1978-  
(skiing) Jan Hudec, Jr.   1981-  
(cricket) Jan-Berrie Burger   1981-  
(soccer) Ján Ďurica   1981-  
(rugby) Jannie du Plessis (a.k.a. Jan)   1982-  
(soccer) Ján Mucha   1982-  
(soccer) Klaas-Jan Huntelaar   1983-  
(soccer) Ján Novota   1983-  
(rugby) Adriaan Strauss (a.k.a. Jan)   1985-  
(soccer) Jan Vertonghen   1987-  
(rugby) Tim Visser (a.k.a. Jan)   1987-  
(tennis) Jan-Lennard Struff   1990-  
(soccer) Ján Greguš   1991-  
(rugby) Jan Serfontein   1993-  
Notable Filmmakers: 1 cinematographer/director, 1 director
Miloš Forman (a.k.a. Jan)   1932-2018  
Jan de Bont   1943-  
Notable Hosts and Presenters: 2 television
(television) Robert Long (a.k.a. Jan)   1943-2006  
(television) Jan Smit   1985-  
Notable Musicians: 2 singers, 1 composer
Jan Dismas Zelenka   1679-1745   baroque  
Robert Long (a.k.a. Jan)   1943-2006     
Jan Smit   1985-     
Notable Philosophers and Thinkers: 1 theologian
Jan Hus   ?-1415  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 1 astronomer
Jan Oort   1900-1992  
Notable Writers: 1 author, 1 playwright/poet, 1 poet/author
Jan Vos   1612-1667  
Willy Vandersteen (a.k.a. Jan)   1913-1990  
Jan Wolkers   1925-2007  
Olympic Medalists: 10 bronze, 6 silver, 5 gold, 3 bronze/gold, 2 silver/bronze, 1 bronze/silver, 1 gold/silver, 1 gold/silver/bronze, 1 silver/gold
(gold) Joep Packbiers (a.k.a. Jan)   1920   archery - moving target 28 m, team  
(gold) Tiest van Gestel (a.k.a. Jan)   1920   archery - moving target 28 m, team  
(bronze) Jan de Vries   1924   4x100 m relay  
(silver/bronze) Rein de Waal (a.k.a. Jan)   1928; 1936   field hockey  
(bronze) Jan Verheijen   1928   weightlifting  
(bronze/silver) Janice Andrew (a.k.a. Jan)   1960   swimming - 100 m butterfly; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(bronze) Jan Pesman   1960   speed skating  
(silver) Wiesław Maniak (a.k.a. Jan)   1964   4x100 m relay  
(silver) Janice Murphy (a.k.a. Jan)   1964   swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Jan Wienese   1968   rowing  
(gold/silver/bronze) Jan Henne   1968   swimming - 100 m freestyle; swimming - 200 m freestyle; swimming - 200 m medley; swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay  
(bronze) Jan Johnson   1972   pole vault  
(silver) Jan Werner   1976   4x400 m relay  
(bronze) Jan Evert Veer   1976   water polo  
(bronze/gold) Ingemar Stenmark (a.k.a. Jan)   1976; 1980   alpine skiing  
(bronze) Hidde Kruize (a.k.a. Jan)   1988   field hockey  
(silver) Jan Ykema   1988   speed skating  
(gold/silver) Jan-Ove Waldner   1992; 2000   table tennis  
(silver/gold) Jan Železný   1988; 1992; 1996; 2000   javelin throw  
(silver/bronze) Jan Hempel   1996; 2000   diving - platform; diving - synchronized platform  
(bronze) Jan Řehula   2000   triathlon  
(silver) Jan Bos   1998; 2002   speed skating  
(silver) Geert-Jan Derksen   2004   rowing  
(gold) Jan Frodeno   2008   triathlon  
(bronze/gold) Jan Blokhuijsen   2010; 2014   speed skating  
(bronze) Jan Štěrba   2012   canoe sprint  
(gold) Jan-Philipp Rabente   2012   field hockey  
(bronze) Jan Hudec, Jr.   2014   alpine skiing  
(bronze/gold) Daniel Richardsson (a.k.a. Jan)   2010; 2014   cross-country skiing  
(bronze) Jan Szymański   2014   speed skating  
Oscar Award Winners: 1 director
(director) Miloš Forman (a.k.a. Jan)   1975; 1984   One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Amadeus  
Other Leaders: 1 prime minister
Prime Minister Jan Fischer   2009-2010   Czech Republic  
Polish High Dukes and Kings: 3 kings
King Jan I Albert   1492-1501  
King Jan II Casimir   1648-1668  
King Jan III   1674-1696  
Saints: 6 saints, 3 blessed
Blessed Jan of Ruysbroeck   1293-1381  
Saint Jan of Kanty   1390-1474  
Saint Jan Nepomucene   ?-1393  
Saint Jan Sarkander   1576-1620  
Saint Jan Berchmans   1599-1621  
Saint John Neumann (a.k.a. Jan)   1811-1860  
Blessed Jan Beyzym   1850-1912  
Blessed Jan Adalbert Balicki   1869-1948  
Saint John Paul II (a.k.a. Jan)   1920-2005