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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.


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

Affiliated girl names: Jan and Johnna.

Jana has 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.

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pinHow 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)

Presented below is the birth name history of Jana for girls. Jana entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #275 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jana name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the statistics of the girl name Jana and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Jana are Gene, Gianna (#95 the previous year), Iva, Ivana, Ivanna (#664), Jan, Janae (#932), Jane (#322), Janeen, Janel, Janessa (#761), Janet, Janice, Janie, Janine, Janis, Janna, Jannie, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Joan, Joana, Joanna (#327), Johanna (#542), John, Johnna, Joni, Juana and Juanita. Other forms, like Jenica, are uncommon. These relations of Jana were at the peak of their popularity 64 years ago (median #537) and are somewhat less conventional today (#895, 77%), with versions like Iva becoming less stylish. Gianna, Ivanna, Janessa and Joanna are four of the more chic baby names among these, with Joanna enjoying a rebound in popularity.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jana, Gene, Gianna, Iva, Ivana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ivanna, Jan, Janae, Jane, Janeen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janel, Janessa, Janet, Janice, Janie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janine, Janis, Janna, Jannie, Jayne in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Joan, Joana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joanna, Johanna, John, Johnna, Joni in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Juana, Juanita in U.S.

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

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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 similar baby names are Dana, Gana, Hana, Iana, Jada, Jaima, Jama, Jami, Jamia, Jann, Janne, Jaya, Jeane, Jen, Jenn, Joane, Joann, Johana, Jone, June, Lana, Nana, Rana, Sana, Tana, Vana, Yana and Zana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jana.