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Jan meaning and name origin

Jan \jan\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Jan), is pronounced yahn, jan. It is of Danish, Slavic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jan is "God is gracious". Variant of John. See also Janson. Painters Jan Van Eyck, Jan Vermeer.

Jan has 4 variant forms: Hans, Janek, Jano and Janos.

For more information, see also the related name Yann.

Jan is also pronounced similarly to Gian, Janne, Jean, Jian, Jon, Jonn, June and Juwan. Other suggested similar baby names are Ban, Dan, Ean, Han, Ian, Ja-, Jae, Jahan, Jai, Jak, Jame, Janna, Jaq, Jax, Jay, Jehan, Jem, Jeno, Jim, Jino, Johan, Jona, Juan, Man, Tan, Van, Xan and Zan.

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Popularity of Jan

Jan is a very popular first name for males (#489 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#18166 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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