What does Janet mean?
Janet [janet] as a girls' 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.
Associated with: scottish.
Janet▼ has 22 variants: Gianetta, Janeta, Janeth, Janett, Janetta, Janetta, Janette▼, Janit, Jannet, Janneth, Jannette, Janot, Jenetta, Jenette, Jennet, Jennette, Jinnet, Jinnett, Johnetta, Johnette, Jonet and Jonette.
59 more different relations via Jane, Jeanette: Gene▼, Jaina, Jaine, Jainee, Jan▼, Jana▼, Janae, Janaye, Jandy, Janean, Janeane, Janee, Janeen, Janel▼, Janela, Janelba, Janella, Janelle, Janene, Janerita, Janessa▲, Janey, Jania, Janica, Janice▼, Janie▼, Janina, Janine▼, Janis▼, Janise, Janka, Janna▼, Jannel, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jayne▼, Jaynell, Jayni, Jaynie, Jean▼, Jeanetta, Jeanette▼, Jeanie▼, Jeanne▼, Jenda, Jeni, Jenie, Jinna, Joan▼, Joana▼, Joanna, Joni▼, Jonie, Juana, Juanita▼, Vania and Vanya.Creative forms:
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How popular is Janet?
Janet is a very popular first name for females (#45 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#44821 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Janet reached its peak position of #20 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is presently at #1487. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Jane (#288 from current records), Joanna (#306), Janelle (#470), Jessie (#617), Janessa (#721), Janae (#1003), Jana (#1011), Janice (#1238), Janie (#1396), Jaina (#1836), Juana (#1915), Joan (#1990), Jeni, Jennette, Jeanie, Jayne, Jean, Jeanetta, Jeanette, Jeanne, Johnetta, Juanita, Sinead, Vania, Joni, Jonette, Joana, Jayna, Johnette, Jennie, Janise, Janel, Janene, Janeth, Janett, Janeen, Janee, Gene, Jan, Janean, Janetta, Janette, Anjanette, Janna, Jannet, Jannette, Janis, Janine, Janey, Jania, Janina and Janney are the popular variation forms of Janet (#1487 from current records) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Jany, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Janet reached its apex 85 years ago (adoption of 6.1%) and is now significantly less (adoption 0.3%, ▼95.8%), with versions such as Joni falling out of fashion. Janessa is the most fashionable name for newborns among these.
Janet▼ is alike in pronunciation to Jaenette, Junette and Junot. Other recommended names are Anet, Annet, Danet, Garnet▼, Jacee, Jacey, Jade▲, Jadee, Jaden▼, Jae, Jael, Jafit, Jahnel, Jalea, Jamee, Jamei, James▼, Jamey, Janaea, Janaeh, Janah, Janai, Janay, Jances, Janea, Janell▼, Janely, Janess, Janeva, Janiel, Janita, Jann, Janne, Jaye, Jayel, Jeane, Jeanee, Jenee, Jinee, Joane, Jone, Jonee, Jonel, June▼, Junel, Lanet, Linet, Lunet, Monet, Paget and Wyanet. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janet.See names in meaning and etymology.