Jan
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
YAHN
Meaning
God is merciful
More info about the name "Jan"

Jan is a Slavic, German, Dutch and Scandinavian variant of John. John originates in Hebrew language and means "God is merciful". It has been one of the most popular masculine given names over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. Throughout history it was borne by numerous kings, princes, emperors, popes and saints, the most famous being John the Baptist and John the Apostle. More recently, the famous bearers include John F. Kennedy and John Lennon.

Popularity of the Name Jan
Famous Jans

Jan Barrett - football player
Jan Berry - musician
Jan Burke - author
Jan de Bont - film director
Jan Dukes - baseball player
Jan Hajek - tennis player
Jan Karon - author
Jan Kemp - author

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