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pinWhat does Jan mean?

Jan /jan/ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Jan) is pronounced jann. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jan is "God is gracious".

Feminine of John. As a girl's name, also a short form of Janet and Janice. Author Jan Morris.


Jan has 8 variants: Jana, Janah, Janina, Janine, Jann, Janna, Jannah and Janne.

Affiliated girl names: Janae, Jancis, Janessa and Jane.

Jan has 14 more different relations via Janet, Janice: Janess, Janeta, Janeth, Janett, Janis, Janise, Janiss, Janit, Jannet, Jannis, Janot, Janyce, Jency and Jonet.

Jan has 1 masculine form: Yann.

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pinHow popular is Jan?

Jan is a very popular first name for women (#340 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#14995 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Jan for girls. Jan was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its top position of #145 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jan outside U.S.

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Jan and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Jan are Jane (#322 the previous year), Janessa (#761), Janae (#932), Janna, Jann, Janis, John, Janet, Jana, Janice and Janine. These forms of Jan were popular as birth names 6 decades ago (adoption of 0.541%) and have become significantly less common since (adoption 0.082%, down 85%), with forms such as Janna becoming somewhat dated. Janessa is the most chic girl name in this list.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jan, Jana, Janae, Jane, Janessa in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janet, Janice, Janine, Janis, Jann in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janna, John in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane outside U.S.

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Jan is pronounced similarly to Gene, Jaine, Jayne, Jean, Jeane, Jeanne, Jen, Jenn, Jenne, Joan, Joane, Joann, Joanne, Joeann, Jone, Joyann, June and Zhane. Other recommended similar baby names are Fan, Ja-, Jae, Jany, Jas, Jay, Nan, San and Van. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jan.