Name Jan Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Jan

1483

Jan is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Jan thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Jan?

Jan is a short form of Johannes in e.g. the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic and Scandinavia. In English speaking countries, Jan is a short form of the girl names Janice and Janet.

What does the name Jan mean?

Jan means “Yahweh is gracious” (from Hebrew “yo/יֹו”, abbreviation of “yeho/יְהוֹ” = referring to the Hebrew God + “ḥanán/חָנַן” = to show favor/to be gracious).

Pronunciation of Jan

Variants of the name Jan

Jann

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Popularity of the name Jan

The name Jan is ranked #1483 overall.

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