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PronouncedPron.JAHN-ee American English
JAWN-ee British English
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of JOHN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
VariantsJohnie, Johnny
Other Languages & CulturesDeshaun, Deshawn, Keshaun, Keshawn, Rashawn, Rashaun African American Gjon Albanian Yohannes Amharic Yahya, Yuhanna Arabic Hovhannes, Hovik, Hovo, Ohannes Armenian Xuan Asturian Ganix, Ion, Jon, Iban Basque Ivan, Yan Belarusian Jehohanan, Johanan, John Biblical Ioannes Biblical Greek Yehochanan, Yochanan Biblical Hebrew Iohannes Biblical Latin Yann, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick Breton Ioan, Ivan, Yoan, Ivo, Vancho, Yanko Bulgarian Joan, Jan Catalan Jowan Cornish Ghjuvan, Ghjuvanni Corsican Ivan, Ivica, Ivo, Janko Croatian Ivan, Jan, Honza, Janek Czech Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hans, Jannick, Jannik, John Danish Jan, Johan, Johannes, Hanke, Hanne, Hannes, Hans, Jo, Joop Dutch Johano, Joĉjo Esperanto Jaan, Johannes, Juhan Estonian Jóannes, Jóhannes, Jón Faroese Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani, Hannes, Hannu, Juha, Juho, Jukka, Jussi Finnish Jean, Yann, Yoan, Yoann, Jeannot, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick French Xoán Galician Ioane, Ivane, Vano Georgian Jan, Johann, Johannes, Hannes, Hans, Jo German Giannis, Ioannis, Yannis, Yiannis, Gianni, Yanni, Yianni Greek Keoni Hawaiian Yochanan Hebrew Iván, János, Jancsi, Jani Hungarian Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón Icelandic Yohanes Indonesian Eoin, Seán, Sean, Shane Irish Giovanni, Ivan, Ivano, Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Nino, Vanni Italian Johannes, Joannes Late Roman Jānis Latvian Sjang, Sjeng Limburgish Jonas Lithuanian Ivan, Jovan, Ivo, Vancho, Vančo Macedonian Ean, Juan Manx Hann, Jan, Jon, Hankin, Jackin, Jankin Medieval English Jehan Medieval French Zuan Medieval Italian Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hans, John, Jone Norwegian Joan Occitan Yahya Persian Iwan, Jan, Janusz, Janek Polish João, Joãozinho Portuguese Ioan, Ion, Iancu, Ionel, Ionuț, Nelu Romanian Ioann, Ivan, Vanya Russian Juhán Sami Giuanne, Juanne Sardinian Eoin, Iain, Ian Scottish Ivan, Jovan, Ivica, Ivo, Janko Serbian Ivan, Ján, Janko Slovak Ivan, Jan, Janez, Žan, Anže, Janko Slovene Jan Sorbian Iván, Juan, Ibán, Juanito Spanish Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hampus, Hannes, Hans, Hasse, Janne, John Swedish Yahya Turkish Ivan Ukrainian Evan, Iefan, Ieuan, Ifan, Ioan, Iwan, Siôn, Ianto Welsh

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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute