Meaning: “soul; life.”
The name comes from the Turkish word for soul or life. The name appears in various forms across the former Soviet Union. It is most often found as an element in Central European male and female names.
As of 2010, its Bosnian form of Džan was 100th most popular male name in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
There is also a feminine form, Džana, which is currently the 49th most popular female name in Bosnia & Herzegovina, (2010).
A Kazakh form is Zhan Жан.