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    To ezhikvtumane and Wowik:
    You guys are more than 3 years late with your answers. Look at the dates of the previous posts, and especially, original question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor
    Яна - this is a russian name. As frequent as Ольга, Света, Таня, Катя etc.

    PS. Talking about origin of the names they sometimes turn out to be striking. Иван - this is a jewish name though this is probably the name which has strong association with Russia.
    Why does Ivan is jewish name? I don't know any Israeli with that name, and I don't about anyone in the bible with name like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nadavvin
    and I don't about anyone in the bible with name like that?
    How about "Евангелие от Иоанна" (Gospel of John)? Or John the Baptist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    To ezhikvtumane and Wowik:
    You guys are more than 3 years late with your answers. Look at the dates of the previous posts, and especially, original question.
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    A college sweetheart was a girl born in Czechoslovakia, and her name was Jana, pronounced yana.

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    Jana (Yana) is a Slavic name, it can be Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian, Serbian, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Quote Originally Posted by nadavvin
    and I don't about anyone in the bible with name like that?
    How about "Евангелие от Иоанна" (Gospel of John)? Or John the Baptist?
    You might be right Olya, but just because it is from thr bible, doesn't exactley mean it is Jewish, it is just from the bible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remyisme
    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Quote Originally Posted by nadavvin
    and I don't about anyone in the bible with name like that?
    How about "Евангелие от Иоанна" (Gospel of John)? Or John the Baptist?
    You might be right Olya, but just because it is from thr bible, doesn't exactley mean it is Jewish, it is just from the bible.
    "it is just from the bible" - that is exactly what I said: there are people with this name in the Bible (whereas nadavvin said "I don't know about anyone in the bible with name like that").
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    [quote=Оля]
    Quote Originally Posted by Remyisme
    Quote Originally Posted by "Оля":276xr1xj
    Quote Originally Posted by nadavvin
    and I don't about anyone in the bible with name like that?
    How about "Евангелие от Иоанна" (Gospel of John)? Or John the Baptist?
    You might be right Olya, but just because it is from thr bible, doesn't exactley mean it is Jewish, it is just from the bible.
    "it is just from the bible" - that is exactly what I said: there are people with this name in the Bible (whereas nadavvin said "I don't know about anyone in the bible with name like that").[/quote:276xr1xj]

    You're right. I am pretty sure I know why he said that. You gave him an example from the new testament, but Israelis/unless they're christian, usually don't know it. He meant probably that he doesn't know anyone with this name in the Old testament.

    I just checked in wikipedia, for John the baptist and it came as יוחנן המטביל - that's for nadavvin. I'm sure that you have to recognize this name in Hebrew.

    The Gospel of John as well as John the Baptist are parts of the New testament, I am sure that's why nadavvin never herd of them.
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    OMG!!!!!

    יוחנן המטביל is not appear jewish bible but in christian bible:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_the_Baptist
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    The Jews don't have the New Testament. It's Christian only. And as far as I know, there are no Johns mentioned in the Old Testament (Torah).
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    Ясно.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    And - Яна (Янина) is a derivation from Иоанна (Йоханна)
    It's Jane (Jean) in English, or Johanna.

    Other derivatives:
    Jaina, Janna, Janne, Jane, Janet, Janka (Bulgarian), Janina (Polish), Janita, Jantina, Janka (Hungarian), Janica, Jaana (Finnish), Janine, Jeanne.

    Although:

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    For some it is the name of the Roman goddess Diana, who was often called Jana...

    ...
    In India however, Jana is a shortform for the Hindu God Janardhan.
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    :)

    I know a girl nick-named Yana and she is Bulgarian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    The Jews don't have the New Testament. It's Christian only. And as far as I know, there are no Johns mentioned in the Old Testament (Torah).
    John is derived from Jonathan, which is the Hebrew name יְהוֹנָתָן / יוֹנָתָן Yonatan / Y'honatan. Jonathan is a longer form of the Nathan, incidentally (etymologically). I'm sure there is at least one Jonathan in the Torah...


    Most names come from the Bible. Just because a name is from the Bible doens't mean it's a Jewish name. Most Saint's names orignated from Hebrew names.

    Many names that are from the Bible, such as Mark, in Russia may be considered Jewish because mostly Jews have that name. But in English speaking countries Mark is a very common name with all people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    John is derived from Jonathan, which is the Hebrew name יְהוֹנָתָן / יוֹנָתָן Yonatan / Y'honatan. Jonathan is a longer form of the Nathan, incidentally (etymologically). I'm sure there is at least one Jonathan in the Torah...
    I believe those two are distinct and unrelated names; the consonants romanized as "h" correspond to two different Hebrew letters (compare: יהונתן h

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    [quote=tyomitch]
    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    John is derived from Jonathan, which is the Hebrew name יְהוֹנָתָן / יוֹנָתָן Yonatan / Y'honatan. Jonathan is a longer form of the Nathan, incidentally (etymologically). I'm sure there is at least one Jonathan in the Torah...
    I believe those two are distinct and unrelated names; the consonants romanized as "h" correspond to two different Hebrew letters (compare: יהונתן h
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    Re: is Yana russian?

    hey, my name is Jana.xD I spell my name Jana, pronounced Yana. I'm not from Russia. I'm from the Czech republic and Jana is derived from the Hebrew name. Origin: Hebrew, Greek, Latin, French, English. My family is not just from the Czech republic. They are from the Czech republic, Greece, Germany, Poland (and Poland belonged to Russia for many years xD).. Does not matter. You can think that's Russian name. It's popular in Russia now.=) But it's very popular name in the Slovakia, Serbia, Poland, Russia, Czech republic... Jana is a form of male name Johannes (Ioannes in Greece) and English form is Jane. Yana is a Russian from. Maybe you know Yannick, Jean, Jenica, Yoanna, Janet, Jaana (Finnish), Gianna, Giovanna, Jenny.. Every single one is form of Jana. I don't know.. Maybe they use this name in Russia because it sounds similar like Anna or Hana.. My mom's Hana.xD Check something about name Jane here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_%28given_name%29

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    Re: is Yana russian?

    Well, my wife's name is Yana. Her mother told me that she had heard a song being sung by a Polish fermale singer whose first name was Jana (or however they spell it in Poland). She liked the song that much so named her daugther Яна some months later. According to the Russian transliteration rules it's written Yana.
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    Re: is Yana russian?

    Russian nicknames are confusing, but surely there is some form of Russian name or nickname like Yanka / Janka? There was a 1990s singer called that and she was definitely Russian. Plus there are definitely Polish, Czech and Baltic people called Jana.

    The J is pronounced softly, like it was an "i" or "y". It's just a spelling thing. Literally all of Europe apart from England and France spell it this way - the hard English pronouncation of J causes all names (including mine) to sound very different in English.

    I agree with Olya; the name is PROBABLY a derivation from a very excellent name "Johanna", "Joanna", Jeanne, etc. This was the name of a person in the Gospel of Luke in the Bible. She came to Jesus' grave with some other women and discovered that the grave was empty after he was resurrected. She was Jewish obviously but the name has since become a Christian name.

    I wonder what this woman is called in Russian bibles? That would be the ACTUAL translation of my name into Russian.

    Anyway if you are so curious about this classmates origin, then why don't you just ask her? She's probably from Eastern Europe although not necessarily Russian - most Slavic accents sound pretty similar so the accent that you heard proves nothing.

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