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What does Janah mean?

Janah [ja-nah] as a name for girls is of Hebrew and American origin, and the meaning of the name Janah is "God is gracious". Janah is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -h, of Jan (Hebrew): feminine of John. Janah is also a variation of Jana (Hebrew). Janah is also used as a derivative of Janae (American).

Associated with: gracious.


Janah has 24 variants: Janaea, Janaeh, Janai, Janais, Janay, Janaya, Janaye, Janea, Janna, Jannae, Jannah, Jannie, Janny, Jeanae, Jeanay, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jenee, Jennae, Jennay, Jennaya, Jinae and Jinnea.

Janah has 7 more alternative forms via Jan, Jana, Janae: Janalee, Janalyn, Janica, Janina, Janine, Jann and Janne.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Janahi, Joynah, ..

(male) Janahan, Janahni, ..

How popular is Janah?

Janah is an uncommon given name for women. Janah is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent varying forms of Janah (not ranked) are Jan, Jana (#1106 in 2014), Janae (#932), Janai, Janay, Janaya, Janea, Janina, Janine, Jann, Janna, Jannah (#1830), Jannie, Jenae and Jenee. Usage of these forms of Janah reached its peak during the years 1950-1959 (average #1410) and has become much reduced since, with versions like Jana becoming less fashionable. Below is a charted analysis of the statistics of Janah and related names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jan, Jana, Janae, Janai, Janay in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janaya, Janea, Janina, Janine, Jann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janna, Jannah, Jannie, Jenae, Jenee in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Janah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Janah is pronounced similarly to Gina, Jaina, Jainee, Jania, Janney, Janowa, Jany, Jeni, Jenie, Jenna, Jenni, Jenny, Jianna, Jina, Jinny, Joana, Johna, Jonae, Jonay, Jonee, Joni, Jonie, Jonna, Jonni and Juneau. Other suggested similar names are Ainah, Barah, Binah, Carah, Danah, Dannah, Darah, Dayah, Dinah, Dynah, Ednah, Ganah, Hamnah, Hanah, Hanyah, Ioanah (see Ioanna), Jada, Jama, Jane, Janel, Janet, Janeth, Janka, Jarae, Jaral, Jaya, Jorah, Juana, Kalah, Karah, Lanah, Lenah, Linah, Lynah, Maiah, Marah, Monah, Nonah, Oonah, Raenah, Rainah, Rinah, Sabah, Sadah, Sarah, Tarah, Tinah, Unah, Wandah (see Wanda) and Zarah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Janah.