UsageDutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Limburgish (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Danish, Finnish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
PronouncedPron.YAH-nus (Dutch, Flemish, Limburgish, West Frisian)
ContributorContrib.Lucille on 1/12/2017
Dutch, Flemish, Limburgish and West Frisian short form of Adrianus and sometimes also of Johannes (which is also found spelled as Johannus). The name has also seen some use in Scandinavia (particularly in Denmark), where it can also be a (more or less) latinized form of Jens.Also compare Jaan, Jannes, Janusz as well as Janus, which is the name of a god from Roman mythology.