Gender: Unisex (Male and Female)
Usage: Jan, of Hebrew origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a unisex (male and female) name.
People having the name Jan are in general originating from France, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Meaning: God is gracious, God has been gracious
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N.B. Sometimes it happens that another name has the same meaning. There is nothing surprising in this: both names have the same origin or the same numbers of numerology.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 7.
Qualities: Philosophical, Spiritual
Ruling planet: Neptune
The name Jan is ranked on the 26th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 9257900 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.127% of the population. The name Jan has three characters. It means that it is relatively short-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Jan for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name day of Jan is 12 November.
History and Origin
Jan (pronounced Yann or Yaan) is a variant of John in Catalan, Czech, Polish, Dutch, Scandinavian, Cornish, Devon dialect, German, Afrikaans, Northern Germanic and Western Slavic Languages. The Slovak spelling is Ján. In English it is a shortened form of Janice or Janet with corresponding pronunciation. It has a separate origin in Arabic.
1 (m.); pronounced /jan/ Dutch, Low German, Scandinavian, Polish, and Czech form of John.
2 (m.); pronounced /dzæn/) English: a revival of Middle English Jan, a byform of John. The forms Johan and Jehan are found in Old French and Early Middle English, but in Middle English the name was generally shortened to a monosyllable, spelled variously Jon, John, and Jan. It has sometimes been suggested that the latter is an importation from Low German or Dutch, but this seems unnecessary.
3 (f.); pronounced /dzæn/) English: an increasingly popular female given name, formed either as an independent feminine form of John (alongside Joan, Jean, Jane, etc.) or as a shortened form of names beginning with Jan-, principally Janet and Janice.
Pet forms (of 1): Polish: Janek, Janik, Janko, Janusz. Czech: Janek, Janik, Janeček.
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