Name Jan - Meaning and origin

Name Jan - Meaning and origin

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Origin of first name:


Meaning of the name:

The name Jan comes from the Hebrew name "Yeohanan" which can be interpreted as "God gives grace". This is one of the many derivatives of the first name Jean.


Belgian footballer Jan Vertonghen, Czech religious reformer Jan Hus, Belgian painters Jan Van Eyck and Jan Mabuse, Dutchman Jan Vermeer and Jan van Goyen.

Saint Jan de Ruysbroeck, nicknamed the Admirable, is one of the most illustrious mystical authors of Christendom. He will serve as chaplain of a church in Brussels for twenty-six years before becoming the prior of a religious community he founded in Groenendaal. It is said that he prayed constantly. He is also the author of the first important works written in Dutch. His writings will influence Luther, Ignatius Loyola and several other ecclesiastics.

His character :

Jan is a courageous and determined person. He is always active and does not support slowness. He knows how to adapt to social life and has no trouble making new friends. This can make him a difficult person to follow and understand for his loved ones. Yet nothing is more important to him than the family.


John, Jehan, Joao, Evan, Ewan, Giovanni, Hannes, Hanno, Hans, Ian, Ioannes, Ivan, Ivano, Johannes, Jann, Jano, Janos, Janot, Johan, Johann, Johannus, John, Yannick, Yvan Johnny, Juan , Sean, Vania, Yanis and Yann.

His party :

The Jan are celebrated on December 2nd.

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