Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. JAN-is
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Meaning & History

Elaborated form of Jane, created by Paul Leicester Ford for his novel Janice Meredith (1899).

Related Names

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 November 16, 2019