Gender: Female Pronunciation: YAH-nah or JAN-ah Origin of Jana: Czech, feminine variation of Jan Meaning of Jan: Feminine variation of John

Jana Origin and Meaning

The name Jana is a girl's name of Czech, Latvian origin.

A sweet name with many cross-cultural ties, popular in the Slavic countries, Holland, Scandinavia, and Ireland.

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95mmaa Says:


For some reason, I prefer to pronounce it as Jane-ah/Jayna. :3

scblovesnames Says:


Jana, hmm. I'm thinking on it. At first I pronounced this Jay-na

Paige_Mackenzie Says:


I agree! While I like jan-ah, yah-nah just sounds more complete somehow for a name.

madmaddie Says:


I prefer the “yah-na” pronunciation

Sis Says:


Jana is familiar, yet uncommon. I love my name :)