- in Sanskrit, jana means "tribe, people"; see Janapada.
Jana is a given name, which has many origins in different languages. In India however, Jana is a shortform for the Hindu God Janarthanan / Janardhan. In Arabic it a noun which means Paradise or Garden, used as a female name, but is prounounced Jannah, with the N held longer for a moment. For some it is the name of the Roman goddess Diana, who was often called Jana; for others, Jana is a Slavic short-form for Johanna. Less often, this form is Janna.
People identified as Jana
Jaina, Janna, Janne, Jane
, Janka (Bulgarian), Janina (Polish), Janita, Jantina, Janka (Hungarian), Janica
, Jaana (Finnish), Janine, Jeanne
- Jana (or JANA) is an acronym for Jamahiriya News Agency, Libya's state news agency.
- Jana (or JANA) is an acronym for Jafria Association of North America, the oldest Shia Muslim organization in the US.