The Name Jan (John) from the 12th to the 21st Centuries on the Territory of Today’s Czech Republic Cover Image
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Jméno Jan v průběhu 12.–21. století na území dnešní České republiky
The Name Jan (John) from the 12th to the 21st Centuries on the Territory of Today’s Czech Republic

Author(s): Jana Pleskalová
Subject(s): Language studies, Geography, Regional studies, Middle Ages, Modern Age, Recent History (1900 till today), Western Slavic Languages
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: anthroponym; Jan; Czech language; Czech Republic; development;
Summary/Abstract: The author investigates the first name Jan (John), its modifications and usage on the territory of today’s Czech Republic. On the basis of rich anthroponymic sources she has proved that the name Jan has belonged among the most frequently used names in the Czech lands since the 12th century and has kept this status to the present day. Numerous hypocoristic modifications of this name have served the purpose of distinguishing individuals bearing the same official name. Today, they still exist as both surnames (Janáček, Janda) and hypocoristic forms of first names (Jenda, Honzík) used in informal contexts.

  • Page Range: 146-152
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Czech