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What does Janette mean?

Janette Pronunciation of Janette [janette] as a name for girls is of Hebrew and Scottish derivation, and the meaning of the name Janette is "God is gracious". Janette is an alternate form of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine version of John. Janette is also a variation of Janet (Scottish).

Associated with: scottish, gracious.


Janette has 15 variants: Janett, Janit, Jannet, Jannette, Janot, Jeanette, Jeannette, Jenette, Jennet, Jennette, Jinnet, Jinnett, Johnette, Jonet and Jonette.

32 more different relations via Jane, Janet: Gianetta, Jainee, Janae, Janaye, Janean, Janeane, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janela, Janelba, Janella, Janelle, Janene, Janerita, Janessa, Janeta, Janeth, Janetta, Janey, Janice, Janie, Janine, Janique, Janise, Jannelle, Janneth, Jeanelle, Jenelle, Jenetta, Johnetta and Jonelle.

Creative forms:
(female) Janetje, Jeante, ..

(male) Janetro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Janette Amber (J.A.), ..

How popular is Janette?

Janette is a very popular first name for females (#573 out of 4276, Top 13%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#104257 out of 150436, Top 69%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Janette reached its top rank of #352 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Janette listed in the Top 2000 are Janae (#1003 a year ago), Jane (#288), Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janelle (#470), Janene, Janessa (#721), Janet (#1487), Janeth, Janett, Janetta, Janey, Janice (#1238), Janie (#1396), Janine, Janise, Jannet, Jannette, Jeanette, Jeannette, Jenelle, Jennette, Johnetta, Johnette, Jonelle and Jonette. Other variants, like Janeta, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Janette was well-received during 1950-1959 (median #1177) and is now significantly lower (#1744, down 94.2%), with forms such as Janie becoming less fashionable. Janessa is the most fashionable birth name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janette, Janae, Jane, Janean, Janee in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janet, Janeth, Janett, Janetta, Janey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janice, Janie, Janine, Janise, Jannet in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jannette, Jeanette, Jeannette, Jenelle, Jennette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johnetta, Johnette, Jonelle, Jonette in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Janette is pronounced similarly to Genette, Ginette, Ginnette, Jaenette and Junette. Other recommended names are Anette, Annette, Arnette, Babette, Cadette, Danette, Dannette, Dawnette, Fayette, Finette, Garnette, Halette, Jackette, Janeece, Janeese, Janesse, Janita, Jazette, Jeanetta, Jeannetta, Jennetta, Jette, Joette, Jolette, Jonetia, Jonetta, Josette, Jozette, Juanetta, Julette, Lanetta, Lanette, Lavette, Lenette, Linette, Lonette, Lunette, Lynette, Manette, Marette, Marnette, Minette, Nadette, Nanete, Nanette, Nannette, Ninette, Nynette, Ornette, Rayette, Renette, Ronette, Sarette, Tonette, Twanette, Vanetta, Vinette, Vynette, Wanetta, Wanette and Zanetta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Janette.

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