Jānis

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See also: Janis, Jänis, and jänis

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded in 13th century. Ultimately from Hebrew, cognate to English John.

Proper noun[edit]

Jānis m

  1. A very common male given name.
  2. John (biblical character).

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References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Rīga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: There were 58 286 persons named Jānis in Latvia on May 21st 2010.