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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.YAHN-nah DutchFinnish
JAN-ə English
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Meaning & History

Feminine form of JAN (1). As an English name, it is an elaboration of JAN (2).
VariantsJana Dutch Janina Swedish Hanna, Hannele, Jonna Finnish Jan, Jannah English
DiminutivesJanneke, Jantine, Jantje Dutch Jannicke, Jannike Swedish
Masculine FormsJan, Johan, Johannes Dutch Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Janne Swedish Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani Finnish Evan, Ian, Ivan, John, Jon, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shayne English
Other Languages & CulturesLashawn, Tajuana African American Jone Basque Joanna Biblical Ioanna Biblical Greek Iohanna Biblical Latin Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana Bulgarian Joana, Jana Catalan Ghjuvanna Corsican Ivana, Žana Croatian Ivana, Jana, Johana, Janička Czech Johanna, Johanne, Hanna, Hanne, Janne, Jannicke, Jannike, Jonna Danish Johanna Estonian Jeanne, Johanne, Jeannette, Jeannine, Joanne French Xoana Galician Jana, Janina, Johanna, Hanna, Hanne, Jenny German Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna, Nana Greek Johanna, Hanna Hungarian Jóhanna, Jóna, Jenný Icelandic Chevonne, Shavonne, Shevaun, Shevon, Síne, Siobhán Irish Giovanna, Gia, Gianna, Giannina, Giovannetta, Nina, Vanna Italian Johanna Late Roman Janina Lithuanian Ivana, Jovana Macedonian Jehanne, Johanne Medieval French Johanna, Johanne, Hanna, Hanne, Janne, Jannicke, Jannike Norwegian Janina, Joanna, Asia, Joasia Polish Joana, Joaninha Portuguese Ioana Romanian Yana, Zhanna Russian Giuanna Sardinian Jean, Seona, Seonag, Sheena, Sheona, Shona, Sìne, Jessie, Seònaid, Teasag Scottish Ivana, Jovana Serbian Ivana, Jana, Janka Slovak Ivana, Jana, Žana Slovene Juana, Jenny, Juanita Spanish Ivanna, Yana Ukrainian Shan, Siân, Sioned, Siwan Welsh

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Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute