Gender: Male Origin of Jan: Dutch variation of John

Jan Origin and Meaning

The name Jan is a boy's name of Dutch origin.

Properly pronounced yahn, most Americans will still equate it with the Brady Bunchesque girls' name Jan.

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kittylover777 Says:


Since I'm half Dutch and grew up there, I like this name but there's a lot of Dutch boys out there with it.

tombcn Says:


It's not just a Dutch-origin name. Also a name in Catalan, Polish and in Devon, England.

bearcub27 Says:


I love this name. It's masculine without being overly so and when pronounced like Yahn, it sounds so exotic and sophisticated. It's my grandfather's name (pronounced like the Brady Bunch character) and another favorite relative's name (pronounced Yahn). If given to a son, I would pronounce it Yahn with the occasional nickname Jack (since they're both versions of John).