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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. jə-NEL
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of JANE. It has been in use only since the 20th century.
DiminutiveJan
Masculine FormsEvan, Ian, Ivan, John, Jon, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shayne
Other Languages & CulturesLashawn(African American) Jone(Basque) Joanna(Biblical) Ioanna(Biblical Greek) Iohanna(Biblical Latin) Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana(Bulgarian) Joana, Jana(Catalan) Ghjuvanna(Corsican) Ivana(Croatian) Ivana, Jana, Johana(Czech) Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette(Danish) Jana, Janna, Johanna, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jenny(Dutch) Johanna(Estonian) Janika, Janina, Johanna, Jenna, Jenni, Jenny(Finnish) Jeanne, Johanne, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jeannine(French) Xoana(Galician) Jana, Janina, Johanna, Janine, Jenny(German) Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna(Greek) Johanna, Zsanett(Hungarian) Jóhanna, Jóna, Jenný(Icelandic) Chevonne, Shavonne, Shevaun, Shevon, Síne, Siobhán, Sinéad(Irish) Giovanna(Italian) Johanna(Late Roman) Janina(Lithuanian) Ivana, Jovana(Macedonian) Jehanne, Johanne(Medieval French) Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette(Norwegian) Janina, Joanna(Polish) Joana(Portuguese) Ioana(Romanian) Yana, Zhanna, Zhannochka(Russian) Giuanna(Sardinian) Jean, Seonag, Sheena, Sìne, Jessie, Sìneag, Teasag(Scottish) Ivana, Jovana(Serbian) Ivana, Jana(Slovak) Ivana, Jana(Slovene) Juana, Jenny(Spanish) Janina, Janna, Johanna, Jeanette, Jennie, Jenny(Swedish) Ivanna, Yana(Ukrainian) Shan, Siân, Siwan, Siana, Siani, Sioned(Welsh)

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