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Yan may refer to:
Any of several Yan states in Chinese history named with the character "燕" including:
- Yan (state) (11th century BC - 222 BC), mahor state of the Zhou Dynasty
- Five states named Yan that during the Sixteen Kingdoms Period. All but the Northern Yan were founded by Murong-Xianbei rulers.
- Yan (An–Shi) (756-763 AD), the rebel state founded during the An-Shi Rebellion of the Tang Dynasty
- Yan (Ten Kingdoms) (911-913 AD), a short-lived state of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period.
- Yan, Iran, a village in South Khorasan Province, Iran
- Yan, Kedah, district in Malaysia
- Yan, historic village of the Haida people of Queen Charlotte Islands in the Canadian province of British Columbia
- Yan Mountains, in North China
- Yan Emperor, one of the legendary emperors of ancient China
- Yan, Marquis of Tian, 4th-century BC ruler of the state of Qi
- Yan (surname), romanization for several Chinese surnames.
- Cantonese transcription of surname Zhen (surname) (甄)
- Jacob Mikhailovich Gordin (1853–1909), writer pseudonym Yan, Ukrainian-American Yiddish-language playwright
- Martin Yan (born 1948), Chinese-Canadian/American television chef; star of Yan Can Cook, carried by PBS and Food Network
- Yan (musician), stage name of Jan Scott Wilkinson, English songwriter/lead singer of indie rock band, British Sea Power, founded in 2000
- Yan, transliteration of the name "Ян" (Jan) from the Russian language
- Yan or, more specifically, Yahn, pronunciation of variant of the given name John, especially in Dutch, Northern Germanic and Western Slavic languages (in Slovak, spelled Ján)
- Yan (Wolves Chronicles), a character in The Cuckoo Tree, by Joan Aiken
- Rico Yan (1975-2002), Filipino Actor and Matinee Idol.
- Yan Lifts, commonly known name for Lift Engineering, aerial chairlift manufacturing company which ceased operation in 1996
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