Jana

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See also: jana, jaña, and Jāņa

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Jane.

Proper noun[edit]

Jana

  1. A female given name.

Anagrams[edit]


Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Jana

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

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Jana

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

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Jana

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

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Jana

  1. A female given name

Usage notes[edit]

Matronymics

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

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Jana
Accusative Janu
Dative Janu
Genitive Janu

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Jana

  1. A female given name.

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Jana f

  1. A female given name

Declension[edit]


Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

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.

Declension[edit]

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[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Jana f

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A variety of Ana, mainly in Kajkavian speaking area.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Jána, Jȁna f

  1. A female given name

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

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

  1. A female given name.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Jana in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk