Jan is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Jan thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.
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.
Jan means “Yahweh is gracious” and “Yahweh is merciful” (from Hebrew “yo/יֹו”, abbreviation of “yeho/יְהוֹ” = referring to the Hebrew God + “ḥanán/חָנַן” = to show favor/to be gracious).
The name Jan is ranked #1364 overall.
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