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Janet meaning and name origin
Janet \j(a)-net\ as a girl's name is pronounced JAN-et. It is of Scottish origin. Originally a diminutive of Jane, from the French Jeanette. Janeta and Jonet are earlier forms. Actresses Janet Leigh, Janet Gaynor; singer Dame Janet Baker; swimmer Janet Evans; figure skater Janet Lynn.
Janet has 22 variant forms: Gianetta, Janeta, Janeth, Janett, Janetta, Janette, Janit, Jannet, Janneth, Janetta, Jannette, Janot, Jenetta, Jenette, Jennet, Jennette, Jinnet, Jinnett, Johnetta, Johnette, Jonet and Jonette.
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Popularity of Janet
Janet is a very popular first name for females (#45 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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