Jehan

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin Iohannes.

Proper noun[edit]

Jehan m

  1. A male given name, alternative form of Iehan

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *ʝohanes, 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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Proto-Gallo-Ibero-Romance: IPA(key): /ʝouhãn/
  • Early Old French: IPA(key): /dʒehãn/
  • Old French: IPA(key): /dʒehãn/
  • Late Old French: IPA(key): /ʒeãn/

Proper noun[edit]

Jehan m (nominative singular Jehans)

  1. A male given name, cognate to Modern English John

Descendants[edit]