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What does Janay mean?

Janay /ja-nay/ as a name for girls. Janay's root is American. Janay is a version of Janae (American) with the suffix -y.


Janay has 20 variants: Janaea, Janaeh, Janah, Janai, Janais, Janaya, Janaye, Janea, Jannae, Jeanae, Jeanay, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jenee, Jennae, Jennay, Jennaya, Jinae and Jinnea.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Jane, Jannay, ..

(male) Jain, Janayr, ..

How popular is Janay?

Janay is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2987 out of 4276, Top 70%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Janay for girls. Janay entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #719 in the U.S. in 1990, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janay name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Janay and related names. Janae (#932 a year ago), Janai, Janaya, Janea, Jenae and Jenee are the prominent alternative forms of Janay. These relations of Janay were at the top of their popularity 17 years ago and are now much less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janay, Janae, Janai, Janaya, Janea in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


Janay is pronounced similarly to Genny, Jana, Jania, Janie, Janna, Jannah, Janney, Janowa, Jayna, Jaynie, Jeanee, Jeanie, Jenie, Jenni, Jinia, Jinni, Joana, Joanna, Jona, Jonae, Jonay, Jonee, Jonnae, Juneau and Zhanaya. Other suggested similar names are Danay, Denay, Dinay, Jacey, Jacky, Jacy, Jada, Jady, Jaimy, Jama, Jamey, Jan, Janalyn, Jandy, Jane, Janean, Janel, Janely, Janet, Janis, Janit, Janka, Jann, Janne, Janot, Jarae, Jaral, Jay, Jaya, Jazan, Jazzy, Jency, Juana, Laday, Laray, Monay, Ranay, Renay, Ronay and Shanay. These names tend to be less frequently used than Janay.