Jan

Jan - A very unique male name



  May 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jan appeared on the charts for the first time in 1915 on position #1617. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Jan. The baby boy name Jan was given to 73 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1372 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 22,480 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jan peaked in popularity 68 years ago in 1951 on position 248.



Famous with this name

Jan Hartl
Jan Roelfs
Jan Ohlsson


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Jan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jan is currently topping the baby name charts in Illinois at position #737 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,308.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Jan is where you live.


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Jan origin and meaning

Jan is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Jan, pop culture references for the name Jan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Jan, sorted by popularity.

John / Jason / Juan / Johnny / Jimmy / Jackson / Jon / Jim / Jimmie / Johnnie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121372
20111376
20101229
20091186
2008957
20071039
2006758
2005823
2004749
2003854
2002863
2001772
2000800
19991090
19981384
19971316
19961037
19951013
19941020
19931112
19921090
19911062
1990942
19891000
1988922
1987899
1986890
1985834
1984776
1983828
1982726
1981941
1980858
1979745
1978808
1977842
1976689
1975872
1974870
1973748
1972719
1971709
1970662
1969650
1968604
1967600
1966552
1965552
1964541
1963545
1962486
1961434
1960429
1959412
1958382
1957380
1956336
1955283
1954250
1953292
1952276
1951248
1950265
1949291
1948256
1947258
1946276
1945269
1944252
1943259
1942267
1941265
1940302
1939327
1938322
1937367
1936332
1935392
1934494
1933612
1932937
19311045
19231836
19221869
19201634
19191258
19181085
19171497
19151617

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Illinois737
Texas968
Florida986
New York1078
North Carolina1152
California1308

Even more about Jan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Jan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Jan?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1951
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Jan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 22,480
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1915
2012 births +73

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