Usage: Jaan, of Hebrew origin, is a popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Jaan are in general originating from Estonia.
For another variant of the name Jaan across the world, see John.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 8.
The name Jaan is ranked on the 11,615th position of the most used names. It means that this name is commonly used.
We estimate that there are at least 9800 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.001% of the population.
The name Jaan has four characters. It means that it is relatively short-length, compared to the other names in our database.
We do not have enough data to display the number of people who were given the name Jaan for each year.
History and Origin
Jaan is the spelling of the name John in Estonian language.
People named Jaan include:
- Jaan Anvelt (1884–1937), Estonian communist revolutionary
- Jaan Arder (born 1952), Estonian singer
- Jaan Ehlvest (born 1962), Estonian chess player
- Jaan Eilart (1933–2006), Estonian biologist
- Jaan Einasto (born 1929), Estonian astrophysicist
- Jaan Jüris (born 1977), Estonian ski jumper
- Jaan Kaplinski (born 1941), Estonian poet, philosopher, and culture critic
- Jaan Kärner (1891–1958), Estonian poet and writer
- Jaan Kenbrovin, credited with writing the lyrics for the song I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
- Jaan Kiivit, Jr. (1940–2005), Estonian Archbishop
- Jaan Kikkas (1892–1944), Estonian weightlifter
- Jaan Kirsipuu (born 1969), Estonian road bicycle racer
- Jaan Kross (1920–2007), Estonian contemporary writer
- Jaan Kundla (born 1937), Estonian politician
- Jaan Laaman, noted member of the United Freedom Front
- Jaan Lattik, (1878–1967), Estonian politician and writer
- Jaan J. Leppik (born 1969), Estonian clergyman and politician
- Jaan Manitski (born 1942), Estonian politician
- Jaan Mark, Estonian politician
- Jaan Patterson (born 1975), German American writer and composer, founder of the netlabel Surrism-Phonoethics
- Jaan Pehk (born 1975), Estonian writer, singer and guitarist
- Jaan Port (1891–1951), Estonian botanist
- Jaan Poska (1866–1920), Estonian barrister and politician
- Jaan Puhvel (born 1932), Estonian-American Indo-Europeanist
- Jaan Rääts (born 1932), Estonian film score composer
- Jaan Sarv (1877–1954), Estonian mathematician and pedagogue
- Jaan Soots (1880–1942), Estonian military commander
- Jaan Tallinn (born 1972), Estonian programmer
- Jaan Talts (born 1944), Estonian weightlifter
- Jaan Teemant (1872–?), Estonian lawyer and politician
- Jaan Tiidemann (born 1971), Estonian architect
- Jaan Tõnisson (1868–?), Estonian statesman
- Jaan Toomik (born 1961), Estonian video artist and a painter
- Jaan Viik, guard of the Jägala concentration camp, one of four men put on trial during the holocaust trials in Soviet Estonia
- Jaan Tatikas, protagonist in the Eduard Bornhöhe’s novel Tallinna narrid ja narrikesed, who has become a well-known stereotype in Estonian culture
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