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Jaantje, pronounced as 'jon-tee,' originates from the Hebrew 'Yo/יֹ,' an abbreviation of 'Yeho/יְהוֹ' referring to the Hebrew God, Hanán/חָנַן. The meaning of Jaantje is 'gift from God' and is a Frisian and Dutch diminutive of the name Janna or Johanna. A name traditionally given to girls, Jaantje is quite popular in South and North America. People believe that the name Jaantje has both Hebrew and Dutch origins. A famous observation shows that one of the craters on Venus is named Jaantje. The International Astronomical Union's (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved the name in 1997. The name was derived from female first names. Jaantje’s diminutive, Janna and Johanna are also often gendered specific, as they are commonly used to name baby girls. A common nickname for the name is Jane or Jan.


Jaantje is most often associated with the gender: female.

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