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Jan meaning and name origin
Jan \jan\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Jan), is pronounced jann. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jan is "God is gracious". Feminine form of John. As a girl's name, also a short form of Janet and Janice. Author Jan Morris.
Jan has 8 variant forms: Jana, Janah, Janina, Janine, Jann, Janna, Jannah and Janne.
For more information, see also related names Janae, Jancis, Janessa and Jane.
Baby names that sound like Jan are Jen, Joan, Jean and Jany.
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Popularity of Jan
Jan is a very popular first name for women (#340 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#18166 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Jan for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Jan with its variant forms and related girl baby names.