Name Jan

Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Jan

The first name Jan is ♀ female and ♂ male. Jan thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names

Origin of 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.

Meaning of Jan

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

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Jan in the categories

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Name Statistic: Jan is ranked #1537 overall ↑ 8

  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 588 ↓ -20
  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 780 ↓ -17
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 958 ↓ -15
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 1485 ↑↑ 1221
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 2108 ↓ -86
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 4026 ↓↓ -193
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 4325 ↓↓ -115
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 4501 ↓↓ -231
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 4721 ↓↓ -1326
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 4989 ↓↓ -1147
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 5439 ↓↓ -239
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 5480 ↓↓ -722
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 5519 ↓↓ -369
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 6127 ↑↑ 3124
  • 🇫🇷 France: 6203 ↑ 57
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 6844 ↓↓ -518
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 7422 ↓↓ -1227
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 8906 ↓↓ -836
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 9053 ↑↑ 290

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Name Jan

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