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PRONOUNCED: YAH-nus (Dutch, Flemish, Limburgish, West Frisian)
Meaning & History
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
as well as Janus
, which is the name of a god from Roman mythology.