First name - Meaning and origin

First name - Meaning and origin

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Origin of first name:


Meaning of the name:

The name Jan comes from the Latin "januarius" which designates the month devoted to the god Janus. It is this same god who gave his name to the first month of the year.


Saint Janvier is, with Saint Fauste and Saint Martial, one of the first Christians martyred in Courdoue in the region of Andalusia.

In Italy, there were two bishops who bore the name of January. The first was a martyr of Naples. The second was one of the founders of the Council of Sardica. Like his counterpart, he paid his faith for his life during the persecutions prescribed by Emperor Constantius II. What is now called "the miracle of Saint January" means the liquefaction of his blood preserved in a bulb when approaching the latter from the burial of the saint.

His character :

January is an intelligent and reasonable person who often has a critical mind. He is passionate about science and nature and likes moments of loneliness sometimes. This does not prevent him from being someone sociable and helpful. A slight defect? His impatience!


Janus, Janvière and Janusz.

His party :

January is celebrated on October 13th or September 19th.

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