Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. jə-NEHL
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of Jane. It has been in use only since the 20th century.

Related Names

DiminutiveJan
Other Languages & CulturesShavon, Shavonne(African American) Jone(Basque) Zhanna(Belarusian) Joanna(Biblical) Ioanna(Biblical Greek) Iohanna(Biblical Latin) Yanna(Breton) Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana(Bulgarian) Joana, Jana(Catalan) Ghjuvanna(Corsican) Ivana(Croatian) Ivana, Jana, Johana, Žaneta(Czech) Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette(Danish) Jana, Janna, Johanna, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jenny(Dutch) Janeth(Eastern African) Jaana, Jana, Janika, Johanna(Estonian) Jóna(Faroese) Janika, Janina, Johanna, Jenna, Jenni, Jenny(Finnish) Jeanne, Johanne, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jeannine, Jessy(French) Xoana(Galician) Jana, Janina, Johanna, Janine, Jenny(German) Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna, Yianna(Greek) Johanna, Zsanett(Hungarian) Jóhanna, Jóna, Jenný(Icelandic) Síne, Siobhán, Sinéad(Irish) Giovanna(Italian) Johanna(Late Roman) Jana, Janīna, Žanna(Latvian) Janina, Žaneta(Lithuanian) Ivana, Jovana(Macedonian) Jehanne, Johanne(Medieval French) Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette, Jenny(Norwegian) Janina, Joanna, Żaneta(Polish) Joana(Portuguese) Ioana(Romanian) Yana, Zhanna, Zhannochka(Russian) Giuanna(Sardinian) Jean, Seona, Sheena, Sheona, Shona, Jessie, Sheenagh(Scottish) Seonag, Sìne, Seònaid, Sìneag, Teasag(Scottish Gaelic) Ivana, Jovana(Serbian) Ivana, Jana, Žaneta(Slovak) Ivana, Jana(Slovene) Juana, Jenny(Spanish) Johana, Janeth(Spanish (Latin American)) Janina, Janna, Johanna, Jeanette, Jennie, Jenny(Swedish) Ivanna, Yana, Zhanna(Ukrainian) Shan, Siân, Siwan, Siana, Siani, Sioned(Welsh)

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Entry updated February 28, 2019