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What does Jayna mean?

Jayna /jay-na/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name. Jayna's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Jayna means "God is gracious". Jayna is an alternate spelling of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine variation of John. Compare surname Johna.


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

Jayna has 33 more related forms via Jane: Gianna, Ivana, Ivanna, Jaina, Jaine, Jainee, Jan, Jandy, Janean, Janel, Janela, Janene, Janet, Janeta, Janica, Janina, Janine, Janis, Janit, Janka, Jannel, Jayne, Jaynell, Jayni, Jaynie, Jean, Jeanne, Jenda, Joan, Johanna, Juana, Vania and Vanya.

Kreatif forms: Jayno. [more]

How popular is Jayna?

Jayna is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3382 out of 4276, Top 79%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Prominent related forms of Jayna (not ranked) are Gianna (#95 in 2014), Ivana, Ivanna (#664), Jan, Jana, Janae (#932), Jane (#322), Janel, Janet, Janie, Janine, Janis, Janna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Joan, Joana, Joanna (#327), Johanna (#542), Johnna, Joni and Juana. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.5047%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.1299%, down 74.3%), with versions like Janae, Janet, Jeanne, Joan and Johanna becoming somewhat outmoded. Gianna (#95), Ivanna (#664) and Joanna (#327) are three of the more chic baby names among these, and there is a revival in birth name popularity for Joanna. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Jayna and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gianna, Ivana, Ivanna, Jan, Jana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janae, Jane, Janel, Janet, Janie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janine, Janis, Janna, Jayne, Jean in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jeanie, Jeanne, Joan, Joana, Joanna in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Johanna, Johnna, Joni, Juana in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jayna is pronounced similarly to Jaena, Janah, Janai, Janay, Janea, Jannae, Jannah, Jeana, Jeanna, Jeena, Jena, Jenna, Jiana, Jianna, Jina, Johna, Jona and Jonna. Other suggested similar baby names are Dayna, Gayna, Jaima, Jama, Jamia, Jann, Janne, Jaya, Jayda, Jayla, Jayme, Rayna and Zayna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jayna.