Jan

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Faroe Islands Faroese
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

1) Low German, Frisian and Dutch short form of Jahan (see Johann) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

2) Low German, Frisian and Dutch short form of names ending with -ian

3) Swedish variant form of Jean [6]

4) Slavic short form of Johannes [9]

Related Names

Jaan
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Jaani
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Finish
Jahn
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Jan
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Jáne
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Greenlandic
Jani
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Jann
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Danish Faroese Finish Norwegian Swedish
Janne
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Janni
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Greenlandic
Jannu
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Finish
Jansi
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Danish
Janu
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Yan
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See also Janke, Jankin, Jannik, Janek
For female forms see Jana, Jansine

Patronyms

  • Danish: Jansen (♂), Janssen (♂), Jansdatter (♀)
  • Swedish: Jansson (♂), Janson (♂), Janzon (♂), Janzén (♂), Jansdotter (♀)

Combinations

For combinations see JAN (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Jan
Genitive: Jans
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Jan
Accusative: Jani
Dative: Jani
Genitive: Jans
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Jan
Genitive: Janin
Partitive: Jania
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Jan
Accusative: Jan
Dative: Jan
Genitive: Jans
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Jan
Genitive: Jans
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Jan
Genitive: Jans

Name Days

Norway Norway

24 September

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

24 June

Sweden Sweden

11 January

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Johan (Jan) Gustafsson Banér (23 June 1596 – 10 May 1641), Swedish Field Marshal in the Thirty Years' War
  • Jan Birger Gezelius (9 September 1923 - 5 September 2016), Swedish architect
  • Jan Peder Syse (25 November 1930 – 17 September 1997), former Prime Minister of Norway (1989-1990)
  • Jan Wilhelm Malmsjö (born 29 May 1932), Swedish actor
  • Jan Holger Lindhardt (24 April 1938 – 11 November 2014), Danish theologian and writer
  • Jan Olov Karlsson (1 June 1939 – 19 September 2016), Swedish politician
  • Jan-bøgerne (Jan-books), a Danish series of 81 detective novels for children written by Knud Meister and Carlo Andersen between 1941 and 1964
  • Jan Oskar Sverre Lucien Henri Guillou (born 17 January 1944), Swedish author and journalist
  • Jan Christian Johansen (born 9 January 1966), Swedish singer

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[11]
9 85 62282 128704
Norway Norway[12]
14 n.a. 48981 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[13]
14 n.a. 38782 n.a.
Finland Finland[14]
n.a. 12 n.a. 13684
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Jan(m) Sources: [11][13][12][14]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Jan(m) Sources: [15]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Jan(m)

Sources: [11] [13] [12] [14]

References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  3. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  4. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  5. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  10. Nuka Møller: Kalaallit aqqi (2015)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  15. details see Name Statistic tables