Meaning and Origin of: Jan

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : God is gracious; a feminine version of John

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Supplanter, substitute; the patron saint of Spain
  • Slavic : God is gracious

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch, Danish, North German, English, Polish, etc.; Czech and Slovak (Ján) : from the personal name Jan, a vernacular form of Latin Johannes (see John).
  • Slovenian : from a pet form of the personal name Janez (see John).
  • Muslim : unexplained.
  • Chinese : variant of Zhan.