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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.ZHA-NET French
jə-NET English
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Meaning & History

French diminutive of JEANNE.
VariantsJanine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannine French Jeanette, Genette English Jeanette Dutch
DiminutiveNettie English
Masculine FormsJean, Yann, Yoan, Yoann French Evan, Ian, Ivan, John, Jon, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shayne English Jan, Johan, Johannes Dutch
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 Jeanette, Johanna, Johanne Danish Johanna Estonian Janika, Janina, Johanna, Jenna, Jenni, Jenny Finnish Xoana Galician Jana, Janina, Johanna, Janine, Jenny German Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna Greek Johanna, Zsanett Hungarian Jóhanna, Jóna, Jenný Icelandic Chevonne, Shavonne, Shevaun, Shevon, Síne, Sinéad, Siobhán Irish Giovanna Italian Johanna Late Roman Janina Lithuanian Ivana, Jovana Macedonian Jehanne, Johanne Medieval French Jeanette, Johanna, Johanne Norwegian Janina, Joanna Polish Joana Portuguese Ioana Romanian Yana, Zhanna, Zhannochka Russian Giuanna Sardinian Jean, Seonag, Sheena, Sìne, Sìneag, Jessie, Teasag Scottish Ivana, Jovana Serbian Ivana, Jana Slovak Ivana, Jana Slovene Juana, Jenny Spanish Janina, Janna, Jeanette, Johanna, Jennie, Jenny Swedish Ivanna, Yana Ukrainian Shan, Siân, Siwan, Siana, Siani, Sioned Welsh

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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute