There are multiple origins and translations for the name Zhan:
1. Turkic (Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Tatar (җан)) name-giving only, comes from the Persian (جان) [Jan] interpretation - "soul, spirit; life; breath"
2. Chinese name (战) means - "war, battle, fight" or of (占) means - "divine" or of (湛) means - "crystal, clear"
3. Form of the name Jean
4. Buryat (жан) only name-giving denotation - "decoration".
May also refer to Zhan (feminine name ).