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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.JEN-ee English
YE-nee German
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Meaning & History

Originally a medieval English diminutive of JANE. Since the middle of the 20th century it has been primarily considered a diminutive of JENNIFER.
DiminutiveJan English
Masculine FormsEvan, Ian, Ivan, John, Jon, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shayne English Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon Swedish Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani Finnish Jan, Johann, Johannes German Jan, Johan, Johannes Dutch Iván, Juan Spanish
Other Languages & CulturesLashawn African American Gwenhwyfar, Guenevere, Guinevere Arthurian Romance Jone Basque Joanna Biblical Ioanna Biblical Greek Iohanna Biblical Latin Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana Bulgarian Joana, Jana Catalan Jenifer Cornish Ghjuvanna Corsican Ivana Croatian Ivana, Jana, Johana Czech Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette Danish Johanna Estonian Jeanne, Johanne, Guenièvre, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jeannine French Xoana Galician Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna Greek Johanna, Zsanett Hungarian Jenný, Jóhanna, Jóna Icelandic Chevonne, Shavonne, Shevaun, Shevon, Síne, Siobhán, Sinéad Irish Giovanna, Ginevra Italian Johanna Late Roman Janina Lithuanian Ivana, Jovana Macedonian Jehanne, Johanne Medieval French Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette Norwegian Janina, Joanna Polish Joana Portuguese Ioana Romanian Yana, Zhanna, Zhannochka Russian Giuanna Sardinian Jean, Seonag, Sheena, Sìne, Jessie, Sìneag, Teasag Scottish Ivana, Jovana Serbian Ivana, Jana Slovak Ivana, Jana Slovene Ivanna, Yana Ukrainian Shan, Siân, Siwan, Siana, Siani, Sioned Welsh Gwenhwyfar Welsh Mythology
Same SpellingJenný

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