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Jana meaning and name origin
Jana \j(a)-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced YAH-nah, JAN-ah, JAY-nah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jana is "God is gracious". Feminine form of John; Slavic variant of Jane. Roman mythology: Jana was the wife of Janus. Tennis celebrity Jana Novotna.
Jana has 11 variant forms: Janah, Janalee, Janalyn, Janalynn, Janceena, Janica, Janna, Jannah, Jannalee, Jannie and Janny.
For more information, see also related names Jan and Johnna.
Baby names that sound like Jana are Iana, Jena, Jaena, Jann, Janae, Janea, Janay, Janai, Juana, Joana, Jayna, Jany, Jania, Jaina, Jeana, Jiana, Jina, Yana and Jona.
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Popularity of Jana
Jana is a very popular first name for women (#449 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#83360 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Jana for girls. (2012 statistics) Compare Jana with its variant forms and related girl baby names.