Meaning and Name Origin
Janaye \j(a)-na-ye\ as a name for girls is of American and Hebrew derivation. Janaye is a derivative of Janae (American): a favored contemporary variant of Jan, Jane or Jean. Seldom used as a name for newborns.
Janaye has 39 variants: Jana▼, Janaea, Janaeh, Janah, Janai, Janais, Janay▼, Janaya, Janea, Janee, Janey, Jania, Janie▼, Janna▼, Jannae, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jeanae, Jeanay, Jeanie▼, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jenee, Jeni, Jenie, Jennae, Jennay, Jennaya, Jinae, Jinna, Jinnea, Joana▼, Joanna▲, Johnna▼, Joni▼ and Jonie.
Janaye has 31 more different forms via Janae, Jane: Jaina, Jaine, Jainee, Jan▼, Jandy, Janean, Janeane, Janeen, Janel▼, Janela, Janelle▲, Janene, Janet▼, Janeta, Janeth, Janette▼, Janica, Janice▼, Janina, Janine▼, Janique, Janis▼, Janise, Janit, Janka, Jannel, Jayne▼, Jaynie, Jeanne▼, Juana▼ and Vanya.
Janaye is an uncommon first name for females. Janaye is also a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Janaye and related names. Popular related forms of Janaye (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Jane (#322 a year ago), Joanna (#327), Janelle (#450), Janae (#932), Jeanie, Jayne, Janna, Jeanne, Joana, Johnna, Janis, Joni, Juana, Janie, Janeen, Janay, Jana, Janel, Janet, Jan, Janice, Janette and Janine. Usage of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1950-1959 and has become much lower since, with versions such as Janae, Janet, Janice, Jeanne and Jeanie becoming somewhat outmoded. Joanna (#327) and Janelle (#450) are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names among these, with Joanna going through a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)