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pinWhat does Jana mean?

Jana /jana/ [2 sylls.] 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 9 more related variations via Jane: Jaina, Jan, Janae, Jania, Janka, Jany, Jayna, Joana and Juana.

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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 popularity 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 1000 Baby Names Records, 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 popularity of the girl name Jana and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Jana are Jan, Janae (#932 the previous year), Jane (#322), Janna, Jannie, Joana, John, Johnna and Juana. Forms like Jayna are uncommon. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.3805%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.0746%, 80.4%), with versions like Janae, Joana, John, Johnna and Juana becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jana, Jan, Janae, Jane, Janna in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jannie, Joana, John, Johnna, Juana in U.S.

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

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Jana is pronounced similarly to Gena, Giana, Gina, Jaena, Janaea, Janaeh, Janai, Janais, Janay, Janaya, Janaye, Janea, Janee, Janey, Janie, Jannae, Janoah, Janowa, Jayni, Jeana, Jeanae, Jeanay, Jeanna, Jeena, Jena, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jeni, Jenna, Jiana, Jianna, Jina, Jinae, Jinia, Jinna, Joanna, Johna, Jona, Jonae, Jonay, Joni, Jonna, Junae, Junia and Juno. Other recommended similar baby names are Dana, Gana, Hana, Iana, Jada, Jaima, Jaine, Jama, Jami, Jamia, Jann, Janne, Jaya, Jayne, Jean, Jeane, Jen, Jenn, Joan, Joane, Joann, Johana, Jone, June, Lana, Nana, Rana, Sana, Tana, Vana, Yana and Zana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jana.