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xJanek
Origin/Usage
Czech, Hebrew
Pronunciation
YAH-nek
Meaning
God is merciful
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Janek is Czech diminutive of Jan. Jan is a Slavic, German, Dutch and Scandinavian variant of John. John originates in Hebrew language and means "God is merciful". It has been one of the most popular masculine given names over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. Throughout history it was borne by numerous kings, princes, emperors, popes and saints, the most famous being John the Baptist and John the Apostle. More recently, the famous bearers include John F. Kennedy and John Lennon.

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