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What does Jania mean?

Jania Pronunciation of Jania [ja-nia] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Jania is "God is gracious". Jania is a variant form of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine transcription of John.

Associated with: gracious.


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

48 more related forms via Jane: Gianina, Gianna, Ivana, Ivanka, Ivanna, Jaina, Jaine, Jainee, Jan, Jandy, Janean, Janeane, Janeen, Janel, Janela, Janelba, Janella, Janene, Janerita, Janessa, Janet, Janeta, Janeth, Janetta, Janica, Janice, Janina, Janine, Janique, Janis, Janise, Janit, Janka, Jannel, Jayne, Jayni, Jaynie, Jean, Jeanne, Jenda, Jenica, Jensina, Joan, Johanna, Juana, Juanita, Vania and Vanya.

Creative forms:
(female) Jonia, ..

(male) Jain, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jania Janelle (J.J.), ..

How popular is Jania?

Jania is a rare first name for females but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#103706 out of 150436, Top 69%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Jania entered the list in 1999 and reached its apex rank of #1186 in the U.S. in 2005, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Gianna (#96 from recent data), Jane (#288), Joanna (#306), Johanna (#541), Ivanna (#614), Janessa (#721), Janae (#1003), Jana (#1011), Janice (#1238), Ivana (#1301), Janie (#1396), Janet (#1487), Jaina (#1836), Juana (#1915), Joan (#1990), Jeanne, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeni, Joana, Joni, Juanita, Johnna, Vania, Jayna, Jenica, Janina, Janel, Janene, Janeen, Janee, Jan, Janean, Janeth, Janetta, Janise, Janna, Janis, Janine, Janey and Janney are the prominent alternative forms of Jania. Other variants, like Janny, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Jania was widespread among parents 85 years ago (average #1337) and is now significantly lower (#1668, 92% less usage), with versions such as Juanita becoming somewhat outmoded. Ivanna and Janessa are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jania, Gianna, Ivana, Ivanna, Jaina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jan, Jana, Janae, Jane, Janean in U.S.

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joana, Joanna, Johanna, Johnna, Joni in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Juana, Juanita, Vania in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jania is pronounced similarly to Genia, Genna, Ginna, Ginya, Janah, Janaya, Janea, Jannah, Janowa, Jeanee, Jeanna, Jenay, Jenni, Jenny, Jianna, Johna, Jona, Jonee, Jonnae, Jonni, Jonnie, Joyanna, Junae, Juneau and Junia. Other recommended names are Avania, Basia, Candia, Chania, Damia, Dania, Daria, Fania, Faunia, Hania, Henia, Idania, Ionia, Jacie, Jaffa, Jaima, Jakiya, Jalea, Jalin, Jalisa, Jama, Jami, Jamia, Jamie, Janika, Janita, Jann, Janne, Jannis, Janot, Jarica, Jasenia, Jaya, Kadia, Latia, Naia, Nakia, Nania, Orania, Pania, Pazia, Rania, Safia, Shania, Talia, Tania, Tanzia, Umnia, Zenia and Zonia. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jania.

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