What does Jan mean?
Jan /jan/ [1 syll.] 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".
Jan▼ has 40 more different relations via Janet, Janice: Gianetta, Janeece, Janess, Janessa▲, Janesse, Janessia, Janeta, Janeth, Janett, Janetta, Janette▼, Janicia, Janiece, Janique, Janis▼, Janise, Janiss, Janit, Jannet, Janneth, Jannette▼, Jannice, Jannis, Janot, Janyce, Jency, Jenetta, Jenette, Jenice, Jeniece, Jenise, Jennet, Jennette, Jennice, Jinnet, Jinnett, Johnetta, Johnette, Jonet and Jonette.
Jan has 1 masculine form: Yann.Kreatif forms: [more]
How 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. Census)
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 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
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), Jann, Janna, John, Janis, Jannette, Janette, Jana, Janet, Janice and Janine. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.5092%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.0704%, down 86.2%), with forms such as Janae, Janet, Janice, Jan and Janine becoming somewhat dated. Janessa (#761) is the most chic girl name in this list. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Jan▼ is pronounced similarly to Jaine, Jayne▼, Jean▼, Jeane▼, Jen, Jenn, Joan▼, Joane, Joann▼, Jone and June▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Fan, Ja-, Jae, Jaena, Jaina, Jama, Jami▼, Janai, Janay▼, Janea, Janee, Janey, Jania, Janie▼, Janny, Jany, Jas, Jay, Jayna, Jayni, Jeana▼, Jena▼, Jeni, Jiana, Jina, Joana▼, Jona, Joni▼, Juana▼, Juno, Nan▼, San and Van. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jan.