See also: jana, jaña, and Jāņa

English

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Etymology

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From Czech Jana, ultimately from Koine Greek Ἰωάννα (Iōánna), from Hebrew יוֹחָנָה (Yôḥānāh, literally God is gracious), the feminized form of יְהוֹחָנָן (Yəhōḥānān) which produced John and its many doublets. As a placeholder name, cf. similar use of John and Jack and earlier use of Joan in the same role.

Doublet of Ivana, Jane, Janice, Janis, Jean, Jeanne, Jen, Joan, Joanna, Joanne, Johanna, Juana, Shavonne, Sian, Siobhan, Shane, Shaun, Shauna, and Sheena.

Proper noun

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Jana

  1. A female given name from Czech.

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Czech

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈjana]
  • Rhymes: -ana
  • Hyphenation: Ja‧na

Etymology 1

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper noun

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Jana f (related adjective Janin)

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Jane
  2. Joanna (biblical character)
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Further reading

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  • Jana in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • Jana in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • Jana in Internetová jazyková příručka

Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Proper noun

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Jana

  1. genitive/accusative singular of Jan

Estonian

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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Jana

  1. a female given name, variant of Jaana, from Johanna

Faroese

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper noun

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Jana

  1. a female given name

Usage notes

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Matronymics

  • son of Jana: Januson
  • daughter of Jana: Janudóttir

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Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Jana
Accusative Janu
Dative Janu
Genitive Janu

German

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Etymology

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Today usually interpreted as the feminine form of Jan, though it can also derive from Juliana.

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  • IPA(key): [ˈjaːna]
  • Audio (Austria):(file)
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  • Hyphenation: Ja‧na

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Jana

  1. a female given name

Icelandic

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Etymology

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Jana f

  1. a female given name

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Latin

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Etymology

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Variant of Diāna shortened by procope, from Old Latin Dīāna by syncope of Old Latin Dīvāna. Compare Jūpiter from Old Latin Diēspiter, and Jovis from Old Latin Diovis. Also see Ancient Greek Διώνη (Diṓnē), from a shared root whence by analogical formation also evolved Latin Jūnō, Jūnōnis.

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Jāna f (genitive Jānae); first declension

  1. (religion) Alternative spelling of Iāna. The moon-goddess identified as Diana, daughter of Latona and Jupiter, and twin sister of Apollo; goddess of the hunt, associated with wild animals and the forest or wilderness, and an emblem of chastity; the Roman counterpart of Greek goddess Artemis.

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Jāna Jānae
Genitive Jānae Jānārum
Dative Jānae Jānīs
Accusative Jānam Jānās
Ablative Jānā Jānīs
Vocative Jāna Jānae

References

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  • Jana”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Jana in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.

Latvian

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Etymology

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First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1925. A modern feminine form of Jānis, variant of Johanna.

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Jana f

  1. a female given name

References

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  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Jana was the only given name of 4123 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Serbo-Croatian

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Etymology

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A variant of Ana, mainly found in the Kajkavian speaking area.

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Jána or Jȁna f (Cyrillic spelling Ја́на or Ја̏на)

  1. a female given name

Slovak

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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Jana f (genitive singular Jany, nominative plural Jany, declension pattern of žena)

  1. a female given name

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Derived terms

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Further reading

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  • Jana”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024