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What does Jannie mean?

Jannie \j(an)-nie\ as a name for girls. Jannie's name origin is Hebrew, and Jannie means "God is gracious". Jannie is a derivative of Jana (Hebrew): feminine of John. Somewhat unusual as a name for babies.


Jannie has 4 variants: Janah, Janna, Jannah and Janny.

Jannie has 6 more related variations via Jana: Janalee, Janalyn, Janalynn, Janceena, Janica and Jannalee.


Jannie is a very popular first name for women (#944 out of 4276, Top 22%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Jannie for girls. Jannie reached its highest rank of #373 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Popular variation forms of Jannie are Janna and Jana. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 and have become much less widespread since, with the versions Jannie, Janna and Jana becoming less stylish. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Jannie and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jana, Janna, Jannie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jannie and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jannie is pronounced similarly to Gennie, Ginnie, Jainee, Janae, Janai, Janais, Janaye, Janee, Jania, Janie, Jannae, Janney, Jayni, Jaynie, Jeanie, Jeannie, Jenie, Jennae, Jennee, Jenni, Jennie, Jinnee, Jinni, Jinnie, Joanie, Joannue, Johnnie, Jonie, Jonnae, Jonni and Jonnie. Other recommended similar baby names are Fannie, Hannie, Jaimie, Jaine, Jamie, Jammie, Jane, Jann, Janne, Jannice, Jannine, Jannis, Jaymie, Jayne, Jeanne, Jenne, Joanne, Lannie, Nannie, Sannie, Vannie and Zannie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jannie.