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What does Jane mean?

Jane Pronunciation of Jane as a girls' name is pronounced jayn. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jane is "God is gracious". Originally a feminine form of John. A longtime popular girl's name. It is not a royal name, but has been borne by the 16th century's Lady Jane Grey who was unwillingly proclaimed queen. It was influenced by the 19th-century use as the name of the central character in Charlotte Brontė's "Jane Eyre". In the 1940s, the name was borne by statuesque American film celebrity Jane Russell. Often used as a middle name, Jane is also the basis of many variants and as the second element in combinations such as Sarah-Jane. See also Jenny, Jiana, Seana, Sian, and Siobhan. Author Jane Austen; actresses Jane Fonda, Jane Seymour, Jayne Mansfield, Jane Wyman, Janeane Garofalo, Jane Kaczmarek; TV newswoman Jane Pauley.

STARTS WITH Jan-

ASSOCIATED WITH gracious, 16th century, lady (noble), 19th century, combinations (blend)

Variations

VARIANTS Gene, Gianina, Gianna, Giovanna, Iva, Ivana, Ivancka, Ivanka, Ivanna, Jaina, Jaine, Jainee, Jan, Jana, Janae, Janaye, Jandy, Janeczka, Janeen, Janel, Janela, Janelba, Janella, Janelle, Janean, Janeane, Janee, Janene, Janerita, Janessa, Janet, Janeta, Janeth, Janetta, Janette, Janey, Jania, Janica, Janice, Janie, Janina, Janine, Janique, Janis, Janise, Janit, Janka, Janna, Jannel, Jannelle, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jayne, Jaynell, Jayni, Jaynie, Jean, Jeanelle, Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeannette, Jeannine, Jenda, Jenella, Jenelle, Jenica, Jeniece, Jeni, Jenie, Jensina, Jensine, Jess, Jinna, Joan, Joana, Joanna, Johanna, Johnetta, Johnna, Jonella, Jonelle, Joni, Jonie, Juana, Juanita, Sheena, Shene, Sinead, Vania, Vanya

SEE ALSO Shanae

RELATIONS VIA JENNY, JIANA, SEANA, SIAN, SIOBHAN Jen, Jeneen, Jenene, Jenice, Jenise, Jenna, Jenni, Jennie, Jianna, Jinni, Jinny, Siana

CREATIVE FORMS
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MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
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How popular is Jane?

Jane is a very popular first name for females (#77 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#29142 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Jane reached its apex rank of #40 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is at #279 currently. (2016 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Jane (#279 A YEAR AGO) listed in the Top 2000 are Gianna (#92), Joanna (#248), Jenna (#366), Janelle (#475), Johanna (#555), Ivanna (#578), Giovanna (#777), Janessa (#891), Jana (#917), Janae (#1071), Jenny (#1092), Ivana (#1188), Janice (#1406), Janet (#1421), Janie (#1457), Iva (#1698), Juana (#1738), Jianna (#1749), Joan (#1830), Ivanka (#1843), Jaina (#1844), Jennie, Jenise, Jess, Joana, Jenni, Gene, John, Johnetta, Johnna, Jonelle, Joni, Jenica, Juanita, Shanae, Sheena, Sian, Sinead, Siobhan, Jenice, Jayne, Jeni, Janina, Jan, Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janene, Janeth, Janetta, Janette, Janey, Jania, Janine, Jenelle, Janis, Janise, Janna, Janney, Jayna, Jean, Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeannette, Jeannine and Vania. Other forms, like Siana, are uncommon. These relations of Jane were favored as birth names 9 decades ago (USAGE OF 6.15%) and are now much less widespread (USAGE 0.64%, 89.6%), with forms such as Janet becoming somewhat dated. Joanna, Ivanna and Giovanna are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation.



Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jane, Gene, Gianna, Giovanna, Iva in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivana, Ivanka, Ivanna, Jaina, Jan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jana, Janae, Janean, Janee, Janeen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janel, Janelle, Janene, Janessa, Janet in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janeth, Janetta, Janette, Janey, Jania in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janice, Janie, Janina, Janine, Janis in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janise, Janna, Janney, Jayna, Jayne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jean, Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeannette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeannine, Jenelle, Jeni, Jenica, Jenice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenise, Jenna, Jenni, Jennie, Jenny in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jess, Jianna, Joan, Joana, Joanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johanna, John, Johnetta, Johnna, Jonelle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joni, Juana, Juanita, Shanae, Sheena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sinead, Siobhan, Vania in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane, Jenna, Jenny, Joanna, Johanna outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sian, Sinead, Siobhan outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jane is alike in pronunciation to Jann, Janne, Jeane, Jenn, Jenne, Jin, Joane, Joann, Joanne, Joeann, Joeanne, Jone, Joyann, Joyanne, June, Jyn and Zhane. Other recommended sound-alike names are Dane, Jade, Jae, Jaena, Jaime, Jama, Jamee, Jamei, Jamey, Jami, Jamie, Janaea, Janaeh, Janah, Janai, Janay, Janea, Jannae, Jannie, Jaye, Jayme, Jeana, Jeanae, Jeanee, Jena, Jenae, Jenee, Jina, Jinae, Jinee, Joanie, Jona, Jonae, Jonee, Junae, Juno and Lane. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jane.

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