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Middle French[edit]


Latin Iohannes.

Proper noun[edit]

Jehan m

  1. A male given name, alternative form of Iehan

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Vulgar Latin *ʝoanes, 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.


  • (Proto-Gallo-Ibero-Romance) IPA(key): /ʝoˈan/
  • (Early Old French) IPA(key): /dʒeˈan/
  • (Old French) IPA(key): /dʒəˈan/
  • (Late Old French) IPA(key): /ʒəˈan/

Proper noun[edit]

Jehan m (nominative singular Jehans)

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English John

Derived terms[edit]

  • Jehanne (feminine)
    • French: Jeanne
    • Norman: Jeanne
    • English: Jane
    • Irish: Siobhán
    • Scots: Jean
      • Scottish Gaelic: Teasag (diminutive)