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Meaning and name origin

Janae \j(a)-nae\ as a girl's name is pronounced ja-NAY. It is of American origin. A favored contemporary variant of Jan, Jane or Jean. Janai is also a Biblical male name with the meaning "God has answered".


Janae has 22 variant forms: Janaea, Janaeh, Janah, Janai, Janais, Janay, Janaya, Janaye, Janea, Jannae, Jeanae, Jeanay, Jeanay, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jenee, Jennae, Jennay, Jennaya, Jinae and Jinnea.

For more information, see also related girl names Ja- and Shanae.


Janae is a very popular first name for females (#2034 out of 4276, Top 48%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Janae for girls. Janae reached its highest rank of #464 in the U.S. in 1994. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Janae and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jane (#322), Janae (#932), Jean, Shanae, Janaya, Janay and Jan. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jan, Janae, Janay, Jane, Jean, Shanae in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Janae, Janaya, Jane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Janae is also pronounced similarly to Genae, Jaena, Jaina, Jainee, Jana, Janee, Janey, Jania, Janie, Janna, Jannah, Janney, Jannie, Janny, Janoah, Jany, Jayna, Jaynie, Jeana, Jeanee, Jeanie, Jena, Jenie, Jiana, Jina, Joana, Joanie, Jona, Jonae, Jonay, Jonee, Jonie, Jonnae, Junae and Zhanae. Other suggested similar baby names are Danae, Jaime, Jaine, Jama, Jamee, Jamie, Jann, Janne, Jarae, Jayme, Jayne, Jeane, Jeanne, Jenne, Joane, Joanne, Jone, Juana, June, Lanae and Ranae. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janae.