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Janey

What does Janey mean?

Janey Pronunciation of Janey [janey] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Janey is "God is gracious". Janey is an alternate spelling of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine variation of John.

Associated with: gracious.

Variations

Janey has 20 variants: Jana, Janae, Janaye, Janee, Jania, Janie, Janna, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jeanie, Jeni, Jenie, Jinna, Joana, Joanna, Johnna, Joni and Jonie.

Janey has 41 more relations via Jane: Gene, Jaina, Jaine, Jainee, Jan, Jandy, Janean, Janeane, Janeen, Janel, Janela, Janelba, Janella, Janelle, Janene, Janessa, Janet, Janeta, Janeth, Janetta, Janette, Janica, Janice, Janina, Janine, Janis, Janise, Janit, Janka, Jannel, Jayne, Jaynell, Jayni, Jaynie, Jean, Jeanne, Jenda, Joan, Juana, Vania and Vanya.

Creative forms:
(female) Janes, Juney, ..

(male) Jafer, Janes, ..

Middle name pairings:
Janey Malaya (J.M.), ..

How popular is Janey?

Janey is a very popular first name for women (#1978 out of 4276, Top 46%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#34599 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Janey reached its apex position of #948 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Jane (#288 in recent rankings), Joanna (#306), Janelle (#470), Janessa (#721), Janae (#1003), Jana (#1011), Janice (#1238), Janie (#1396), Janet (#1487), Jaina (#1836), Juana (#1915), Joan (#1990), Vania, Jean, Jayne, Jayna, Janney, Jeanie, Jeanne, Joni, Joana, Janna, Jeni, Johnna, Janis, Jan, Janeth, Janene, Janean, Janeen, Janel, Janetta, Janette, Janine, Janee, Janina, Gene, Jania and Janise are the prominent varying forms of Janey. Usage of these relations of Janey was widespread in the 1930s (average #1272) and is now much less (#1741, down 96%), with versions such as Jeanie going out of style. Janessa is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janey, Gene, Jaina, Jan, Jana in U.S.

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janeth, Janetta, Janette, Jania, Janice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janie, Janina, Janine, Janis, Janise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janna, Janney, Jayna, Jayne, Jean in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeni, Joan, Joana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joanna, Johnna, Joni, Juana, Vania in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Janey is pronounced similarly to Genny, Janaea, Janaeh, Janay, Janea, Jannae, Jannie, Janowa, Jeana, Jeanae, Jeanay, Jenae, Jenay, Jenee, Jennee, Jenney, Jinae, Jinee, Jinia, Jinny, Jonay, Jonee, Jonna, Junia and Juno. Other suggested similar names are Bianey, Cadey, Casey, Chaney, Dabney, Daney, Fanney, Jacey, Jacy, Jade, Jadee, Jaden, Jady, Jae, Jahnel, Jaimey, Jaimy, Jamee, Jamei, James, Jamey, Janell, Janely, Janess, Janett, Janiel, Jann, Janne, Jeane, Jency, Joane, Jobey, Jodey, Jone, Jonet, Jorey, Juley, June, Kaley, Lacey, Lainey, Laney, Macey, Rainey, Reney, Shaney, Tacey, Taney, Toney and Yancey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janey.

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