[ 1 syll. yan, ya-n ] The baby boy name Yan is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is YAEN †. Yan is used chiefly in the German, Russian, and Slavic languages, and it is derived from Hebrew origins.
Yan is a variant of Jan.
Yan is also a variant spelling of the name Yann (Breton, French, and German) in the German, Russian, and Slavic languages as well as a variant of the name John (English and Hebrew) in the German, Russian, and Slavic languages.
See also the related form, Yannick (Breton and French).
Yan is infrequently used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2012, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Yan, John was the most popular.
† English pronunciation for Yan: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"