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What does Jansson mean?

Jansson Pronunciation of Jansson [jans-son] as a boys' name is of Scandinavian derivation, and the name Jansson means "son of Jan". Jansson is an alternate form of Janson (Scandinavian).

Associated with: scandinavian.


Jansson has 5 variants: Jansen, Janssen, Janzen, Jensen and Jenson.

2 more different relations via Janson: Janse and Jantzen.

Creative forms:
(male) Jansan, Jansin, ..

(female) Jansine, Jansna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jansson Ari (J.A.), ..

How popular is Jansson?

Jansson is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#19968 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Jansson (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Jensen (#396 from current records), Jenson (#1319) and Jansen. Adoption of these relations of Jansson is at its highest presently (usage of 0.05%). Jensen is more familiar than the rest. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jansen, Jensen, Jenson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jansson is pronounced similarly to Jensson, Johnson and Jonson. Other suggested similar names are Alanson, Alisson, Annson, Anson, Ansson, Babson, Babsson (see Babson), Benson, Bensson, Branson, Bronsson (see Bronson), Carston, Cason, Cranston, Dawson, Dunston, Elisson, Gascon, Hanson, Hanssen, Hansson, Jackson, Jacson, Jadon, Jaimison, Jaisen, Jaison, Jakson, Jameson, Jamieson, Jamison, Jamon, Janan, Jancsi, Janesh, Jano, Jarron, Jasin, Jason, Jaxon, Jaxson, Jaysen, Jayson, Jimson, Johnston, Kannon, Karlsson, Langsdon (see Langston), Larson, Larsson, Lawson, Magnusson, Mannton (see Manton), Manton, Marshon, Marston, Maslon, Masson, Nachson, Nilsson, Parson, Paulson, Pearsson, Randon, Rawson, Ronson, Sampson, Samson, Sanson, Tannon, Tanson and Tanton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jansson.

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