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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. jo-LEEN
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Meaning & History

Formed from JO and the popular name suffix lene. This name was created in the early 20th century. It received a boost in popularity after the release of Dolly Parton's 1973 song Jolene.
DiminutiveJojo
Masculine FormsEvan, Ian, Ivan, John, Jon, Joseph, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shayne
Other Languages & CulturesTajuana(African American) Jone(Basque) Zhanna(Belarusian) Joanna(Biblical) Ioanna(Biblical Greek) Iohanna(Biblical Latin) Yanna, Yannic, Yannick, Yannig(Breton) Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana(Bulgarian) Joana(Catalan) Ghjuvanna(Corsican) Ivana, Josipa, Jozefina, Finka, Žana(Croatian) Ivana, Jana, Johana, Josefína(Czech) Johanna, Johanne, Josefine, Hanna, Hanne, Janne, Jannicke, Jannike, Jonna(Danish) Jana, Janna, Johanna, Josefien, Josephine, Fien, Fiene, Hanna, Hanne, Hannie, Jennigje, Johanneke, Jozefien, Pien(Dutch) Johanna(Estonian) Jóna(Faroese) Janika, Janina, Johanna, Josefiina, Hanna, Hannele, Iina, Janna, Jonna(Finnish) Jeanne, Johanne, Josée, Josèphe, Joséphine, Fifi, Joanne, Josette, Josiane, Yannic, Yannick(French) Xoana(Galician) Jana, Janina, Johanna, Josefine, Josepha, Josephine, Hanna, Hanne(German) Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna, Nana(Greek) Janka, Johanna, Jozefa, Hanna(Hungarian) Jóhanna, Jóna(Icelandic) Chevonne, Shavonne, Shevaun, Shevon, Síne, Siobhán(Irish) Giovanna, Giuseppa, Gia, Gianna, Giannina, Giò, Giosetta, Giovannetta, Vanna(Italian) Johanna(Late Roman) Žanna(Latvian) Janina(Lithuanian) Ivana, Jovana(Macedonian) Jehanne, Johanne(Medieval French) Johanna, Johanne, Josefine, Hanna, Hanne, Janne, Jannicke, Jannike(Norwegian) Janina, Joanna, Józefa, Józefina, Asia, Joasia(Polish) Joana, Josefa, Josefina, Joaninha(Portuguese) Ioana(Romanian) Yana, Zhanna(Russian) Giuanna(Sardinian) Jean, Seona, Seonag, Sheona, Shona, Sìne, Seònaid(Scottish) Ivana, Jovana(Serbian) Ivana, Jana, Jozefína(Slovak) Ivana, Jana, Jožefa, Žana(Slovene) Janka(Sorbian) Josefa, Josefina, Juana, Juanita(Spanish) Janina, Janna, Johanna, Joline, Josefin, Josefina, Josefine, Hanna, Jonna(Swedish) Ivanna, Yana, Zhanna(Ukrainian) Siân, Siwan(Welsh)

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