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In Russian, what is an endearing version of the name "Janna"?

Asked by julia999 (343points) July 9th, 2010

Hello, I am writing a short story and one of my characters is a little Russian girl called Janna.

I was wondering if there are any alterations to this name that one would say in an endearing manner?

eg. Jill can be Jilly, Kate can be Katie, Tom can be Tom-o, Ellie can be Elz

eg. also, in a Chekhov story I read, “Lydia” was sometimes just written as “Lida”

Thanks in advance :)

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anartist's avatar

Janni, Jannika

btw Ellie us an affectionate diminutive of Eleanor
as Sally is of Sarah or Peggy is of Margaret

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Jannochka or Janusha

daytonamisticrip's avatar

go on and click on translator

julia999's avatar

Thanks everyone, I decided to go with Janusha.

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