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Meaning and name origin

Janette \j(a)-nette, jan(et)-te\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew and Scottish origin, and the meaning of Janette is "God is gracious". Janette is a variant of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine form of John. Also a variant of Janet (Scottish): originally a diminutive of Jane, from the French Jeanette.

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


Janette is a very popular first name for females (#573 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Janette for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janette name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Janette and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jane, Janet, Janette, Jannette, Jeanette and Jeannette. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jane, Janet, Janette, Jannette, Jeanette, Jeannette in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Janette is also pronounced similarly to Genette, Ginette, Jaenette and Junette. Other suggested similar baby names are Danette, Janeta, Janeth, Janetta, Jazette, Jeanetta, Jenetta, Jonetta, Juanetta, Lanette, Manette, Nanette and Wanette. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janette.


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