What does Janey mean?
Janey /ja-ney/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Janey is "God is gracious". Janey is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -y, of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine variation of John.
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.Kreatif forms: Jiney, Joney, Joyney. [more]
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)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Janey and related names. Jane (#322 in 2014), Joanna (#327), Janelle (#450), Janessa (#761), Janae (#932), Jeanne, Jeanie, Jean, Jayne, Joan, Joana, Johnna, Juana, Janna, Joni, Janie, Janel, Janeen, Jana, Jan, Janet, Janette, Janine, Gene, Janice and Janis are the prominent varying forms of Janey (not ranked). Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.531%) and is now much less (usage 0.0849%, down 84%), with versions such as Janae, Janet, Janice, Jan and Janel falling out of style. Joanna (#327), Janelle (#450) and Janessa (#761) are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list, and there is a rebound in birth name usage for Joanna. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Janey is pronounced similarly to Janaea, Janaeh, Janah, Janai, Janay▼, Janaya, Janea, Jeanay, Jeanee, Jenay, Jenee, Jenney, Jenny▼, Jinee, Jinny, Jonay and Jonee. Other suggested similar baby names are Daney, Jacey▼, Jaimey, Jaimy, Jamee, Jamei, Jamey, Janely, Jann, Janne, Jeane▼, Joane, Jone, June▲, Laney▲ and Taney. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janey.