Jansen (surname)

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Meaning"son of Jan"
Other names
Variant form(s)Di Giovanni, Giannopoulos, Hovannesian, Hovannesyan, Hovhannisian, Hovhannisyan, I'Anson, Ioannidis, Ioannou, Ivanenko, Ivanov, Ivanović, Ivanovski, Janavičius, Jānsons, Janowicz, Jansons/Jansone, Janssen, Jensen, Johansson, Johnston, Johnstone, Jonavičius, Jonson, Jonsson, Johnson, Johnsson, Jones, Jovanović, Juánez

Jansen is a Dutch/Flemish and Low German patronymic surname meaning son of Jan, a common derivative of Johannes. It is equivalent to the English surname Johnson. The near homonyms "Jensen" and "Jansson" are its Danish, Norwegian and Swedish counterparts.

Jansen is a very common surname in the Dutch-language area. Jansen is one of the most common names in the Netherlands and the most common when combined with variant spelling Janssen. In Belgium, the variant Janssens is the second most common name.

People named Jansen[edit]

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Fictional characters[edit]

  • Cam Jansen, eponymic character of a mystery book series by David A. Adler
  • Tek Jansen, fictional character featured on The Colbert Report

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