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Jan (Given name)

Jan is a name for boys. The name is a form of John and originates from Scottisch. On our website 8 people with the name Jan rated their name with 5 stars(out of 5). So they seem very satisfied! English speakers can struggle with the pronunciation of this name. Jan is in the top1000 of most popular names on facebook on position 255. A nickname for Jan is "Janne".
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Meaning of Jan

The meaning of Jan is: "God is merciful".


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Suitable names for a brother of Jan are: Bert, Hielke, Wynand, Luc, Paul. Suitable names for a sister of Jan are: Loes, Joan, Agnes, Joke, Ann-Mari. View more suitable names.


Jan occurs in the following categories:
Baby boy names with 3 letters112 namesBoy names beginning with J233 namesBoy names ending in N250 namesBaby boy names with one syllable100 namesNames with highest rating100 namesTop 100 South African names100 names

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Jan 34 years old   19-11-2014
People often think that Jan is only a boy's name in Europe. They mispronounce my name like "Yan" (I pronounce the J sound in my name)

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