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What does Janny mean?

Janny Pronunciation of Janny [jan-ny] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Janny is "God is gracious". Janny is a variant form of Jana (Hebrew): feminine of John. Janny is also a variant of Jane (Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious.


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

37 more different relations via Jana, Jane: Gianna, Ivanna, Jaina, Jaine, Jainee, Jan, Janalyn, Jandy, Janean, Janeane, Janeen, Janel, Janela, Janene, Janet, Janeta, Janeth, Janica, Janice, Janina, Janine, Janis, Janise, Janit, Janka, Jannel, Jayne, Jayni, Jaynie, Jean, Jeanne, Jenda, Joan, Johanna, Juana, Vania and Vanya.

Creative forms:
(female) Jeny, Jewny, ..

(male) Janni, Janry, ..

Middle name pairings:
Janny Miyah (J.M.), ..

How popular is Janny?

Janny is an uncommon given name for women but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#122534 out of 150436, Top 81%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Janny (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Gianna (#96 from current records), Ivanna (#614), Jaina (#1836), Jan, Jana (#1011), Janae (#1003), Jane (#288), Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janene, Janet (#1487), Janeth, Janey, Jania, Janice (#1238), Janie (#1396), Janina, Janine, Janis, Janise, Janna, Jannah, Janney, Jannie, Jayna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeni, Joan (#1990), Joana, Joanna (#306), Johanna (#541), Johnna, Joni, Juana (#1915) and Vania. Other forms, like Janica, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Janny reached its most widespread in the 1930s (usage of 5.4%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.5%, down 92%), with forms like Jannie becoming less stylish. Ivanna is the most fashionable girl name in this compilation. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janis, Janise, Janna, Jannah, Janney in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jannie, Jayna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Janny is alike in pronunciation to Genna, Genny, Ginna, Ginny, Janaea, Janaya, Janowa, Jeana, Jeannie, Jenna, Jennah, Jennaya, Jennie, Jianna, Jinia, Jinnea, Jinnie, Jinny, Joanie, Joannue, Jonee, Jonna, Jonnae, Jonni and Junae. Other recommended names are Anny, Benny, Binny, Bonny, Bunny, Conny, Dabny (see Dabney), Dagny, Danny, Dany, Denny, Dinny, Donny, Evanny, Fanny, Franny, Hanny, Hany, Jacey, Jacky, Jacy, Jady, Jaimy, Jamey, Jann, Janne, Jannet, Jannis, Janot, Jay, Jazzy, Jency, Jenn, Jenne, Joann, Joanne, Konny, Lanny, Minny, Nanny, Penny, Rainy, Ronny, Sanny, Sinny, Suanny, Sunny, Swanny, Vinny and Winny. These names tend to be more commonly used than Janny.

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