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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. YAHN-nah(Dutch, Finnish)
JAN-ə(English)
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Meaning & History

Feminine form of JAN (1). As an English name, it is an elaboration of JAN (2).
VariantsJana(Dutch) Janina(Swedish) Hanna, Hannele, Jonna(Finnish) Jan, Jannah(English)
DiminutivesJanneke, Jantine, Jantje(Dutch) Jannicke, Jannike(Swedish)
Masculine FormsJan, Johan, Johannes(Dutch) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Janne(Swedish) Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani(Finnish) Evan, Ian, Ivan, John, Jon, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shayne(English)
Other Languages & CulturesLashawn, Tajuana(African American) Jone(Basque) Joanna(Biblical) Ioanna(Biblical Greek) Iohanna(Biblical Latin) Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana(Bulgarian) Joana, Jana(Catalan) Ghjuvanna(Corsican) Ivana, Žana(Croatian) Ivana, Jana, Johana, Janička(Czech) Johanna, Johanne, Hanna, Hanne, Janne, Jannicke, Jannike, Jonna(Danish) Johanna(Estonian) Jeanne, Johanne, Jeannette, Jeannine, Joanne(French) Xoana(Galician) Jana, Janina, Johanna, Hanna, Hanne, Jenny(German) Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna, Nana(Greek) Johanna, Hanna(Hungarian) Jóhanna, Jóna, Jenný(Icelandic) Chevonne, Shavonne, Shevaun, Shevon, Síne, Siobhán(Irish) Giovanna, Gia, Gianna, Giannina, Giovannetta, Nina, Vanna(Italian) Johanna(Late Roman) Janina(Lithuanian) Ivana, Jovana(Macedonian) Jehanne, Johanne(Medieval French) Johanna, Johanne, Hanna, Hanne, Janne, Jannicke, Jannike(Norwegian) Janina, Joanna, Asia, Joasia(Polish) Joana, Joaninha(Portuguese) Ioana(Romanian) Yana, Zhanna(Russian) Giuanna(Sardinian) Jean, Seona, Seonag, Sheena, Sheona, Shona, Sìne, Jessie, Seònaid, Teasag(Scottish) Ivana, Jovana(Serbian) Ivana, Jana, Janka(Slovak) Ivana, Jana, Žana(Slovene) Juana, Jenny, Juanita(Spanish) Ivanna, Yana(Ukrainian) Shan, Siân, Sioned, Siwan(Welsh)

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