Hindi/Urdu to English Translation - What does the word "jaan" mean?

I have a friend from Saudi Arabia. We have a very close friendship and he already admitted that he likes me. Yesterday he suddenly called me "jaan". I asked him what it means but he teases me, saying that he can't tell me lol. He said that he likes calling me as "his jaan". I'm really... show more I have a friend from Saudi Arabia. We have a very close friendship and he already admitted that he likes me. Yesterday he suddenly called me "jaan". I asked him what it means but he teases me, saying that he can't tell me lol. He said that he likes calling me as "his jaan".

I'm really flattered that I have a special name now, but i really wanna know what jaan means. English translation please? And plus points for some explanations. :D

Thank you!
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