Jana (given name)

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Jana
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name various unrelated
Meaning various

Jana is the spelling of several unrelated given names.

  • a Slavic short-form for Johanna
  • a Catalan and Occitan old name
  • In Cantabria it is the feminine form of Jano, a Celtic god based on the Roman Janus (see also xana of Asturias).
  • the Roman goddess Diana, who was often called Jana
  • In Arabic Jana, short-form for Jannah (Arabic: جنّة‎‎) is both the Islamic and Christian concept of paradise. It can be also used as a noun which means to Earn or Reap and is used as a female name, but is pronounced as Jana جنى
  • In Albanian, short for Jehona which means echo, other short names include Jona, Ana, Hona
  • In Brazilian Portuguese, short for Janaina, a name with Amerindian and African origins, meaning "queen of the seas" or "mother of the fishes"

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