Jméno Jan v průběhu 12. – 21. století na území dnešní České republiky

Title in English The name Jan (John) from the 12th to the 21st ct. on the territory of today’s Czech Republic


Year of publication 2019
Type Popularization text
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description 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 material sources she proved that the name Jan belonged to the most frequently used names in the Czech lands since the 12th century and kept this position to the present day. Numerous hypocoristic modifications of this name served the purpose of making a distinction among persons bearing the same official name. Up to the present day, they still exist as both surnames (Janáček, Janda) and hypocoristic forms of first names (Jenda, Honzík) used in the informal context.
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