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The name Jan is of Danish origin, and means God is good.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Jan has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Jan
Use of the Name Jan for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
18,546 8,240 2,205 1,003 1,003 423 233
The table below indicates the number of times the name Jan has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Jan first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1930, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Jan
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1930  94360
193193049650104
193294348605118
193362985609114
1934465147506161
1935390196465187
1936332271427230
1937346246417239
1938308318410269
1939315306378304
1940298351357331
1941260458307446
1942264513297533
1943258546276640
1944248541279609
1945262497220867
19462635672101,146
19472536731981,357
19482576382061,259
19492895491811,524
19502686031671,724
19512487321452,189
19522766231432,482
19532925801402,599
19542517691312,991
19552816481382,769
19563315021363,201
19573714271402,981
19583734321532,627
19594043831612,588
19604143671662,446
19614263451882,029
19624732852031,778
19635242312181,562
19645362122491,256
1965520218285938
1966534202304841
1967571174317747
1968570175344656
1969609165398570
1970642160442498
1971693143477412
1972712127476378
1973729121555295
1974796101520324
197585096607262
1976684146616254
1977811111677231
1978729133653248
1979758131800197
1980822114841185
1981829113917163
1982726143924163
19838311101000143
1984722144  
1985787127  
1986837117  
198794999  
1988914109  
1989    
1990917126  
1991    
1992    
1993    
1994    
1995    
1996    
1997    
1998    
1999    
2000833192  
2001791213  
2002913175  
2003885190  
2004769233  
Totals:  18,546 53,225

During the last 125 years, parents have used Jan as a boy's name about 25% of the time and more frequently (about 74% of the time) as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Jan appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 64 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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