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jens

FORM OF:
john, jöns
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
afro-asiatic > semitic > central semitic > hebrew
ORIGIN:
hebrew 
NAME ROOT:
YÔCHÂNÂN > YEHOCHANAN > IōáNNēS
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
YÔCHÂNÂN (יוֹחָנָן) IōáNNēS (Ἰωάννης)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Ancient Greek Iōánnēs (Ἰωάννης), which in turn is a form of the Hebrew name Yôchânân / Yehochanan which means "graced by Yahweh, God is gracious". There are numerous forms of the name in different languages. This name is part of the largest etymological root of names made up of more than five hundred variations between male and female in different languages. The name “John” had gained popularity among Jews in Judea and Galilee by the time the area became a province of the Roman Empire in 6 A.D. John Hyrcanus was the first king of the Hasmonean Dynasty and was the nephew of Judas Maccabeus. It was the given name of Yochanan ben Zechariah, a Jewish prophet known in English as John the Baptist.
KEYWORDS:
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Usage

  • danishdanish
  • faroesefaroese
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • greenlandicgreenlandic
  • icelandicicelandic
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • old danishold danish
  • old swedishold swedish
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
johannes, johann, jensen, ian, jensenius, jonas, jeanica, jean
faroese
ian, jóhannus, jóhan, Jóanes, Jóanis, Jóannes, Jóannis
finnish
johannes, johann, juhana, juhani, ian, jonas, jean
german
johannes, johann, ian, jonas, Janosch
greenlandic
johannes, ian, jonas
icelandic
jóhann, jóhannes, Ían
norwegian
johannes, johann, jensen, ian, jensenius, jensinius, jonas, jean
old danish
iohannes
old swedish
johannes, iohannes
swedish
johannes, johann, jensen, jonas, jean
FEMININE
danish
hannah, joanna, johanne, jane, johanna, joanne, joann, janina, jean, johnna, johna, janine, jeni, jeanne, ioanna, jensa, jensia, jensigne, jensine, jensmine, jenssine, joana, Johana, Javanna, Johane, Jeana, Jeanie, Jeanita, Jeanna, Jeanni, Jeannie, Jeanny, Shanne, Jensina, Jansine, Joanita, Juanitta, Evian
faroese
jensa, jensia, joana, jóhanna, Jóna, Jóanna, Jensina, Joenna, Joanita
finnish
hannah, joanna, johanne, jane, johanna, joanne, joann, janina, jean, janine, jeni, jeanne, ioanna, jahanna, joana, Juhanna, Juuhanna, Joanina, Jeana, Jeanna, Jensina, Janiina, Janniina, Joenna, Joanita, Evian
german
hannah, jane, johanna, joanne, janina, janine, jeanne, jehanne, ioanna, jensine, joana, janin
greenlandic
johanne, jane, johanna, jensigne, jensine, Juaanna, Juãna, Ujuãna
icelandic
jane, jóhanna, Jóanna, Sjana, Jensína
norwegian
hannah, joanna, johanne, jane, johanna, joanne, joann, janina, jean, johnna, johna, janine, jeanne, ioanna, jense, jensenette, jensine, jensy, jentine, joana, Johana, Johane, Jeanie, Jeanita, Jeannie, Jensina
old danish
johanna, iohanna
old swedish
johanna
swedish
hannah, joanna, johanne, jane, johanna, joanne, joann, janina, jean, johnna, johna, janine, jeni, jeanne, ioanna, jensa, jensine, joana, Johana, Javanna, Johane, Joanina, Johanina, Johannina, Jeana, Jeanie, Jeanita, Jeanna, Jeanni, Jeannie, Jeanny, Jensina, Jansine, Jen, Joanita, Evian
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
john, hannes, hanno, hans, hansi, jahn, hanne, yanick, yannic, yannick, jannick, jannik, jack, janne, jannis, jan, hanni, hasse, hassi, Joan, Joen, Jannich, Yannik, Janich, Janick, johan, Jonis, Junis, Jønes, Jahan, Jannes, Hanns
faroese
john, hannes, hans, jan, hanni, Jóni, Jóan, Joen, Jenis, Jón, Jóni, Jóhann
finnish
john, hannes, hanno, hans, hansi, hanne, yanick, yannick, jannik, jack, jani, janne, jannis, jan, jukka, jussi, juha, juho, hannu, hannus, hanski, hanssi, hansu, hasse, Joan, Yanik, Yannik, johan, Jonis, Jannes, Hanns
german
hänsel, john, hannes, hanno, hans, hansi, hasso, jahn, hanne, yanick, yannic, jannick, jannik, jack, janne, jannis, jan, hanke, wanja, Yannik, Janick, johan, Jannes, hennes, Hanns, Janik
greenlandic
john, jannick, jannik, jack, jan, Juaat, johan
icelandic
john, hannes, hans, jack, jan, Jóann, Jónsi, johan, Jón, Jóhann
norwegian
john, hannes, hanno, hans, hansi, jahn, hanne, yannic, yannick, jannick, jannik, jack, janne, jannis, jan, hassa, hasse, Joan, Yannik, johan, Jøns, Jonis, Jænis, Jahan
old danish
jannik, jan, Ion, johan, Jones, Jænis, Jønis
old swedish
hannes, hans, Ion, Ioan, Iohan, Joan, Jöns, Iöns, Iøns, Jøns, Iønes, Iönis, Iønis, Jenis, Jonis, Jons, Junis, Jænis, Jönis, Jønis, Hanns
swedish
john, hannes, hanno, hans, hansi, hanne, yanick, yannic, yannick, jannick, jannik, jack, janne, jannis, jan, hampus, hanni, hasse, Joan, Joen, Yanik, Yannik, Janic, Janich, Janick, johan, Jöns, Jonis, Junis, Jahan, Jannes, Jonke, Hanns

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
albanian
jovan, gjon, gjin, gjovan, gjovanin, gjovalin, gjuvan
arabic
yaḥyà, yaya, yaḥyā
armenian
hovhannes, ohannes, Yovhannes
basque
ion, ganix, jon, Iban
belarusian
yanka, yanek
bosnian
Džejn
bulgarian
yoan, yan, yanka
catalan
JOAN
croatian
Džejn
dutch
evan, johannes
english
evan, janson, sean, shane, shaun, shawn, shayne, shan, jackson, jansen, jensen, ian, jaxon, jaxson, yancy, yancey, shon, shaine, yani
english - african american
deshaun, deshawn, keshaun, lashawn, keshawn, rashaun, rashawn
esperanto
johano
estonian
johannes, juhan
filipino
johann, sean, juan
french
evan, johann, yann, yanis, jean
galician
XOÁN
georgian
ioane, iovane, vano
greek
Iánni, Iánnis, ioánnis, giánnis, giánnos
hawaiian
keoni
hebrew
yuhanon, yochanan, yehochanan
hungarian - magyar
jÁnos
irish
evan, sean, seÁn, shane, jackson, ian, eoin, jaxon, eóin, eoinn, eion
italian
giovanni, giovani, iviano
latin
johannes, joannes, iohannes
latvian
jānis, Ansis, Hanss, Džons, Jans, Johans, Žanis
lithuanian
jonaitis, janavičius, januitis, jonas
macedonian
jovan
old norse
johannes
pacific islander
sione
polish
iwan, janusz
portuguese
joÃo, giovani
portuguese - brazilian
geovanny
romanian
ioan, ion
russian
ioann
scottish
jackson, ian, eoin, iain, jock, seoc, jaxon
serbian
jovan, Džejn
slovak
jÁn
slovene
janez
spanish
juan, xuan, geovanny, Ibán
turkish
yaḥyà, yaya
welsh
evan, iwan, ioan, jackson, jaxon, SIÔN

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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3
Numerological Values:
3

Traits associated with the number 3 include advanced social skills and articulation. People with name-number 3 are delightful to speak to and are often successful orators or writers. They have a colorful imagination and enjoy life to the fullest.

Chakra Number:
3: The number of the Solar Plexus Chakra "Manipura"

Yellow. The centre of our being - the color of sunshine and the color of the third energy centre - the solar plexus chakra. The main energy of yellow is intellect. Do you like yellow color? Discover what yellow means and how it manifests in your body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Color meaning:

The color yellow relates to acquired knowledge. It is the color which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. In the meaning of colors, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the color of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.

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Notable people and personalities​

Jens Arnsted, Danish Musician
Jens Bergensten, Swedish Video Game Developer
Jens Blauenfeldt (born 1968) Danish Television Actor
Jens Christian Skou, Danish Nobel Prize Winner (chemistry 1997)
Jens Eriksen, Danish Olympic Badminton Player
Jens Fink-jensen, Danish Author, Composer And Photographer
Jens Gad, Danish Songwriter, Producer And Guitarist
Jens Jensen, Australian Politician And Minister For The Navy
Jens Johansson (born 1963) Swedish Power Metal Keyboardist And Pianist
Jens Johnnie Pulver (born 1974) American Mixed Martial Artist
Jens Kidman, Swedish Vocalist
Jens Lapidus, Swedish Author
Jens Larsen, Danish Volleyball Player And Coach
Jens Lehmann, German Footballer
Jens Lekman, Swedish Pop Musician
Jens Lieblein, Norwegian Egyptologist
Jens Otto Krag, Former Prime Minister Of Denmark
Jens Peter Hansen, Danish Olympic Footballer
Jens Salumäe, Estonian Olympic Ski Jumper
Jens Staubrand, Danish Philosopher
Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister Of Norway
Jens Stryger Larsen, Danish Footballer
Jens Toornstra, Dutch Footballer
Jens Voigt, German Professional Road Bicycle Racer