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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.

For more information, see also related names Anjanette, Jan, Jennie, Jessie and Sinead.

Janet is also pronounced similarly to Junot. Other suggested similar baby names are Danet, Jandy, Janea, Janee, Janel, Janey, Janita and Lanet.

View a list of the 8 names that reference Janet.


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).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Janet name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Janet with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


Top 1000 ranking of Janet name in U.S.
Top 100 ranking of Janet outside U.S.

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