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First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1452. Ultimately from Latin Johannes, from Hebrew.

Proper noun[edit]

Jans m

  1. A male given name.
  2. A transliteration of the male given name Jan from languages such as Polish, Czech, and Danish.
  3. A transliteration of the English male given name Ian.

Related terms[edit]


  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Jans was the only given name of 315 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.