See also: jana, jaña, and Jāņa

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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 nounEdit

Jana

  1. A female given name from Czech.

AnagramsEdit


CzechEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Jana

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

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Jana

  1. genitive singular of Jan
  2. accusative singular of Jan

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Jana

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

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Jana

  1. a female given name

Usage notesEdit

Matronymics

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

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Jana
Accusative Janu
Dative Janu
Genitive Janu

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Jana

  1. a female given name

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Jana f

  1. a female given name

DeclensionEdit


LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

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.

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

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

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Jana f

  1. a female given name

ReferencesEdit

  • 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-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A variety of Ana, mainly in Kajkavian speaking area.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Jána or Jȁna f (Cyrillic spelling Ја́на or Ја̏на)

  1. a female given name

SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

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

  1. a female given name

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Jana in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk