Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈd͡ʒæn.ɪs/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

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

Related Names

RootsYahweh + chanan
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, Jenna, Jennah, Jenny, 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, Ivana(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) Geovana, Giovana(Portuguese (Brazilian)) 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) Giovana, Johana, Janeth, Yenny(Spanish (Latin American)) Janina, Janna, Johanna, Jeanette, Jennie, Jenny(Swedish) Ivanna, Yana, Zhanna(Ukrainian) Djene(Walloon) Shan, Siân, Siwan, Siana, Siani, Sioned(Welsh)

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Entry updated November 16, 2019