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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Jan

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Jan in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Jan:

  • Records indicate that 19,260 boys in the United States have been named Jan since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1954, when 767 people in the U.S. were given the name Jan. Those people are now 66 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      3 Positive Comments

  • "Jan and Jon are very similar in pronunciation! It is the dutch form of John, Jean, Juan, Johann. It can also be short for the very popular dutch names: Johannes, Han, Hannes, Johan, Joop" Oct. 1, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "If you pronounce it foreign-y like ("yawn") then YES! I know someone like this and he is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s. It's a nice name." Nov. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "it seems like people do have trouble saying it. more of the older generation pronounce it as "yaahn" but some say it like "jahn" i prefer jan that rhymes with can, man, fan etc. when i tell other people i really have to exaggerate on the j. others say its a girls name which sometimes i get offended. i like my name." Jul. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Neutral Comment

  • "mine is Jan-Paul which is a dutch name.. didnęt used to like it as a child as was called Jan and told that was a girlęs name even though its meant to be pronounced "Yahn Paal" As most people cannot pronounce it or presumed I was French (Jean-Paul) ended being called J-P which was cool but now like to be called by my real name again" Feb. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

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