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

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