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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 are the baby name popularity trends of the name Jana compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Jana only.

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Popularity of name Jana
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Popularity of Jana