Borrowed from Middle French Jehan, ultimately from Latin Iohannes.
- A male given name of historical usage
From Old French Jehan, from Latin Iohannes.
- a male given name, alternative form of Iehan
- French: Jean
From Vulgar Latin *Jeanes, from Latin Iohannes, from Ancient Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), from Hebrew יוחנן (Yôḥānān, “Yahweh is gracious”). The initial -e- stem is a problematic/unusual change from Latin -o- in its morphological environment. The expected regular form leads to the alternative form Johan, that would into non-existent Modern French **Joan.
Jehan m (nominative singular Jehans)
- a male given name, equivalent to English John
- Jehanne (feminine)