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What does Janie mean?

Janie Pronunciation of Janie [janie] as a girls' name has its roots in Greek and Hebrew, and the meaning of Janie is "noble aristocrat; God is gracious". Janie is an alternate form of Eugenia (Greek): feminine of Greek Eugenios. Janie is also a variation of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine variant of John.

Associated with: greek, noble, gracious.


Janie has 22 variants: Jana, Janae, Janaye, Janee, Janey, Jania, Janna, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jeanie, Jeni, Jenie, Jenna, Jennie, Jinna, Joana, Joanna, Johnna, Joni and Jonie.

44 more relations via Eugenia, Jane: Gene, Genia, Genie, Jaina, Jaine, Jainee, Jan, Jandy, Janean, Janeane, Janeen, Janel, Janela, Janelle, Janene, Janet, Janeta, Janeth, Janette, Janica, Janice, Janina, Janine, Janique, Janis, Janise, Janit, Janka, Jannel, Jayne, Jayni, Jaynie, Jean, Jeanne, Jeannine, Jenda, Jenica, Jeniece, Jensine, Joan, Juana, Juanita, Vania and Vanya.

Creative forms:
(female) Ginie, Jacnie, ..

(male) Jadi, Jare, ..

Middle name pairings:
Janie Kaila (J.K.), ..

How popular is Janie?

Janie is a very popular first name for females (#336 out of 4276, Top 8%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Janie reached its apex rank of #147 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1396 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Eugenia, Gene, Genia, Genie, Jaina (#1836 in recent rankings), Jan, Jana (#1011), Janae (#1003), Jane (#288), Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janelle (#470), Janene, Janet (#1487), Janeth, Janette, Janey, Jania, Janice (#1238), Janina, Janine, Janis, Janise, Janna, Janney, Jayna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeannine, Jeni, Jenica, Jenna (#298), Jennie, Joan (#1990), Joana, Joanna (#306), Johnna, Joni, Juana (#1915), Juanita and Vania are the popular varying forms of Janie (#1396 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Jenie, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Janie was at its peak 9 decades ago (average #1227) and is now significantly reduced (#1766, 95.2%), with forms like Jenna becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janie, Eugenia, Gene, Genia, Genie in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janelle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janene, Janet, Janeth, Janette, Janey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jania, Janice, Janina, Janine, Janis in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeannine, Jeni in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenica, Jenna, Jennie, Joan, Joana in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Janie is alike in pronunciation to Ginia, Jaena, Janais, Janaya, Janea, Jannie, Jeana, Jeanae, Jeanna, Jeannie, Jena, Jenay, Jiana, Jina, Jinnea, Jinnee, Jinni, Jinnie, Jinny, Joanie, Jonae, Jonee, Jonni, Junae and Juno. Other recommended names are Agnie, Bonie, Cacie, Calie, Candie, Danie, Eadie, Jacie, Jadee, Jaime, Jaimie, Jamee, Jami, Jamia, Jamie, Jammie, Janiel, Janika, Jann, Janne, Jayil, Jayme, Jaymie, Jeane, Jenise, Jenne, Joane, Joanne, Joie, Jone, Jorie, Josie, Judie, June, Karie, Kasie, Lanie, Lannie, Macie, Marnie, Nadie, Nancie, Pansie, Randie, Sannie, Tavie, Tawnie, Tonie, Zadie and Zannie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Janie.

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