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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.JEN-ee English
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Meaning & History

Variant of JENNY. Before the 20th century this spelling was more common.
DiminutiveJan English
Masculine FormsEvan, Ian, Ivan, John, Jon, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shayne English Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon Swedish
Other Languages & CulturesLashawn African American Gwenhwyfar, Guenevere, Guinevere Arthurian Romance Jone Basque Joanna Biblical Ioanna Biblical Greek Iohanna Biblical Latin Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana Bulgarian Joana, Jana Catalan Jenifer Cornish Ghjuvanna Corsican Ivana Croatian Ivana, Jana, Johana Czech Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette Danish Jana, Janna, Jennifer, Johanna, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jenny Dutch Johanna Estonian Janika, Janina, Johanna, Jenna, Jenni, Jenny Finnish Jeanne, Johanne, Guenièvre, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, Jeannine French Xoana Galician Jana, Janina, Jennifer, Johanna, Janine, Jenny German Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna Greek Johanna, Zsanett Hungarian Jóhanna, Jóna, Jenný Icelandic Chevonne, Shavonne, Shevaun, Shevon, Síne, Siobhán, Sinéad Irish Giovanna, Ginevra Italian Johanna Late Roman Janina Lithuanian Ivana, Jovana Macedonian Jehanne, Johanne Medieval French Johanna, Johanne, Jeanette Norwegian Janina, Joanna Polish Joana Portuguese Ioana Romanian Yana, Zhanna, Zhannochka Russian Giuanna Sardinian Jean, Seonag, Sheena, Sìne, Jessie, Sìneag, Teasag Scottish Ivana, Jovana Serbian Ivana, Jana Slovak Ivana, Jana Slovene Jennifer, Juana, Jenny Spanish Yenifer, Yenny Spanish (Latin American) Ivanna, Yana Ukrainian Shan, Siân, Siwan, Siana, Siani, Sioned Welsh Gwenhwyfar Welsh Mythology

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Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute