A junior soldier (especially an infantryman) in South Asia; this term usually covers all ranks below that of a Commissioned Officer in India and Pakistan. The word "Jawan" is of Persian origin, and literally means "young" in several South Asian languages.
Jawan Jamison (born 1991), American football player
Jawan Bakht, a prince of the Mughal Empire
Jawan Sikandarpur, a village,block and nagar panchayat in Uttar Pradesh, India