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What does Jana mean?

Jana Pronunciation of Jana [jana] as a girls' name is pronounced YAH-nah, JAN-ah, JAY-nah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jana is "God is gracious". Feminine of John; Slavic variant of Jane. Roman mythology: Jana was the wife of Janus. Tennis celebrity Jana Novotna.

Associated with: gracious, roman, mythology.


Jana has 11 variants: Janah, Janalee, Janalyn, Janalynn, Janceena, Janica, Janna, Jannah, Jannalee, Jannie and Janny.

Affiliated girl names: Jan and Johnna.

64 more relations via Jane: Gene, Gianna, Iva, Ivana, Ivanka, Ivanna, Jaina, Jaine, Jainee, Jan, Janae, Janaye, Jandy, Janean, Janeane, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janela, Janelba, Janella, Janene, Janessa, Janet, Janeta, Janeth, Janetta, Janey, Jania, Janice, Janie, Janina, Janine, Janis, Janise, Janit, Janka, Jannel, Janney, Jany, Jayna, Jayne, Jayni, Jaynie, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jenda, Jeni, Jenica, Jenie, Jess, Jinna, Joan, Joana, Joanna, Johanna, Johnna, Joni, Jonie, Juana, Juanita, Vania and Vanya.

Creative forms:
(female) Jasa, Joyna, ..

(male) Janal, Jave, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jana Kiersten (J.K.), ..

How popular is Jana?

Jana is a very prominent first name for females (#449 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#62046 out of 150436, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Jana entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #261 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #1011 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jana name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jana outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Jana (#1011 the previous year) are Gene, Gianna (#96 the previous year), Iva, Ivana (#1301), Ivanna (#614), Jaina (#1836), Jan, Janae (#1003), Jane (#288), Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janene, Janessa (#721), Janet (#1487), Janeth, Janetta, Janey, Jania, Janice (#1238), Janie (#1396), Janina, Janine, Janis, Janise, Janna, Jannah, Janney, Jannie, Jayna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeni, Jenica, Jess, Joan (#1990), Joana, Joanna (#306), Johanna (#541), John, Johnna, Joni, Juana (#1915), Juanita and Vania. Other forms, like Jaynie, are uncommon. These relations of Jana were at the peak of their popularity 85 years ago (median #1293) and are now much less conventional (#1709, 92%), with versions like Juanita becoming less stylish. Ivanna and Janessa are two of the more chic baby names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jana, Gene, Gianna, Iva, Ivana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivanna, Jaina, Jan, Janae, Jane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janessa, Janet, Janeth, Janetta, Janey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jania, Janice, Janie, Janina, Janine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janis, Janise, Janna, Jannah, Janney in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jannie, Jayna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeanne, Jeni, Jenica, Jess, Joan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joana, Joanna, Johanna, John, Johnna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joni, Juana, Juanita, Vania in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane, Joanna, Johanna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jana is pronounced similarly to Geena, Genae, Genia, Genna, Ginia, Jaena, Janai, Janay, Janowa, Jeana, Jeanae, Jeanee, Jenai, Jennah, Jenni, Jiana, Jianna, Jinee, Jinia, Jinni, Joanie, Jonae, Jonee, Junae and Juno. Other recommended names are Dana, Gana, Hana, Iana, Jada, Jaima, Jama, Jami, Jamia, Jann, Janne, Jaya, Jeane, Jen, Jenn, Jin, Joane, Joann, Johana, Jone, June, Jyn, Lana, Nana, Rana, Sana, Tana, Vana, Yana and Zana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jana.

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