Pronounced Pron. yahn-TEEN (Dutch)
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 7/17/2007
This given name originated in medieval times as a variant spelling (or even a misspelling) of Jantjen, as the letter 'j' was regularly written as an 'i' in medieval records. The name Jantien has since gone on to become a name of its own, in that this particular spelling took hold and also became pronounced just as it was written (i.e. the 'j' was no longer an 'i' in just writing, but also in pronunciation), thus truly making it independent from Jantjen.The name is still in use in the Netherlands to this day, but it is considered to be fairly uncommon, as in 2014 there were 1844 living bearers (of all ages) in the entire country.