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Jan

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English

Abbreviation

Jan or Jan.

  1. January

Etymology 1

From Old French Jehan (John)

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Jan

Plural
-

Jan

  1. (dated) A male given name

Etymology 2

Shortened from Janet and Janice.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Jan

Plural
-

Jan

  1. A female nickname, sometimes used as a formal given name.
Quotations
  • 1899 Paul Leicester Ford: Janice Meredith: Chapter 1:
    "Yes, Mommy," answered Janice. Then she turned to her friend and asked, "Shall I wear my light chintz and kenton kerchief, or my purple and white striped Persian?"
    "Sufficiently smart for a country lass, Jan," cried her friend.

Etymology 3

From Johannes.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Jan

Plural
-

Jan

  1. A male given name of [[w:Template:lang:pl language|Template:lang:pl]][[Category:Template:lang:pl derivations]], Czech and Dutch origin, also used in Germany and Scandinavia.

Czech

Proper noun

Jan m.

  1. A male given name, cognate to John.

Danish

Proper noun

Jan

  1. A male given name, a cognate of John popular in the 20th century.

Dutch

Proper noun

Jan

  1. A male given name, cognate to John or Jan.

German

Proper noun

Jan [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Jan]]

  1. A male given name, a Low German and North European variant of Johann ( =John ), popular in Germany in the end of the 20th century.

Limburgish

Noun

Jan m

  1. A masculine name. John

Inflection

Inflection
Root singular Root plural Diminutive singular Diminutive plural
Nominative Jan Jen Jenke Jenkes
Genitive Jans Jen Jenkes Jenkes
Locative Jannese Janneser Jenneske Jenneskes
Vocative Janne  ?  ?  ?
Dative¹ Jannem Jannemer Jennemske Jennemskes
Accusative¹ Jan Jen Jenke Jenkes
  • Dative and accusative are nowadays obsolete, use nominative instead.

See also


Norwegian

Proper noun

Jan

  1. A male given name, a cognate of John popular in the 20th century.

Polish

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Jan m. (diminutive Janek, Jaś, Jasio)[[Category:Template:lang:pl proper nouns|Jan]]

  1. A male given name (equivalent to John)

Declension

Singular Plural
Nominative Jan Janowie
Genitive Jana Janów
Dative Janowi Janom
Accusative Jana Janów
Instrumental Janem Janami
Locative Janie Janach
Vocative Janie Janowie

Swedish

Proper noun

Jan

  1. A male given name, short form of Johan ( =John), also a common first part of hyphenated names such as Jan-Erik or Jan-Olof.

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