Jane

noun /dʒeɪn/
a) ; the standard feminine form of John since the 17th century.

In latter years some of the better and nicer sort, misliking Joan, have mollified the name of Joan into Jane, as it may seem, for that Jane is never found in old Records; and as some will, never before the time of King Henry the eight.

b) derived from a variant of John.

People will please their fancies, and every lady has favourite names. I myself have several, and they are mostly short and simple. Jane, that queenly name! Jane Seymour, Jane Grey, the noble Jane de Montford; - - -

See Also: Jan, Janelle, Janet, Janice, Janie, Janine, Janis, Jean, Jeanette, Jeanne, Jeannette, Jenna, Jennie, Jenny, Jessie, Jo, Joan, Joann, Joanna, Jodi, Jodie, Jody, Johanna, Juanita

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