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 of John; Slavic variant of Jane. Roman mythology: Jana was the wife of Janus. Tennis celebrity Jana Novotna.
Jana is a very popular first name for females (#449 out of 4276, Top 10%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#83360 out of 88799, Top 94%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jana for girls. Jana reached its highest rank of #275 in the U.S. in 1960-1969 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jana and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jane (#322), John, Johnna, Jannie, Janna, Jana and Jan. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Jana▼ is also pronounced similarly to Gena▼, Giana▼, Gina▼, Jaena, Jaina, Janae▼, Janaea, Janaeh, Janai, Janais, Janay▼, Janaya, Janaye, Janea, Janee, Janey, Jania, Janie▼, Jannae, Janoah, Janowa, Jany, Jayna, Jayni, Jeana▼, Jeanae, Jeanay, Jeanna▼, Jeena, Jena▼, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jeni, Jenna▲, Jiana, Jianna, Jina, Jinae, Jinia, Jinna, Joana▼, Joanna▲, Johna, Jona, Jonae, Jonay, Joni▼, Jonna, Junae, Junia and Juno. Other suggested similar baby names are Dana▼, Gana, Hana▼, Iana, Jada▲, Jaima, Jaine, Jama, Jami▼, Jamia, Janka, Jann, Janne, Jaya, Jayne▼, Jean▼, Jeane▼, Jen, Jenn, Joan▼, Joane, Joann▼, Johana▼, Jone, Juana▼, June▲, Lana▲, Nana, Rana, Sana, Tana▼, Vana, Yana and Zana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jana.