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What does Jayna mean?

Jayna /jay-na/ as a girls' name. Jayna's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Jayna means "God is gracious". Jayna is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -yna, of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine variation of John.

Associated with: gracious


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:
(female) Jayja, Jeona, ..

(male) Jaymai, Jaynam, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Jayna for girls. Jayna was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #1242 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #1806 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Jayna (#1806 in recent rankings) are Gianna (#95 in recent rankings), Ivana (#1401), Ivanna (#664), Jaina (#1805), Jan, Jana (#1106), Janae (#932), Jane (#322), Janean, Janee, Janel, Janene, Janet (#1375), Janey, Jania, Janie (#1393), Janina, Janine, Janis, Janna, Janney (#1651), Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeni, Joan, Joana, Joanna (#327), Johanna (#542), Johnna, Joni, Juana (#1915) and Vania. These relations of Jayna were favored by parents in the 1930s (adoption of 5%) and have become much less widespread since (adoption 0.4%, 91.4% less), with versions like Jana becoming less stylish. Ivanna is the most chic baby name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jayna, 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, Janel, Janene, Janet, Janey in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janna, Janney, 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


Jayna is pronounced similarly to Genna, Giana, Ginna, Jaena, Janai, Janais, Janea, Jannae, Jannah, Janoah, Janowa, Jeanae, Jeanna, Jena, Jenna, Jennah, Jenni, Jianna, Jinia, Jinnea, Jinni, Johna, Jonna, Jonnae and Joyanna. Other suggested similar names are Alayna, Bryna, Daina, Dayna, Duayna, Edyna, Fauna, Gafna, Gayna, Hana, Iana, Ianna, Jadra, Jadyn, Jaima, Jalea, Jalena, Jama, Jamia, Jann, Janne, Javona, Jay, Jaya, Jayda, Jaye, Jayel, Jayla, Jayme, Jolyna, Julayna, Lanna, Marna, Mayana, Nadyna, Nyna, Rayana, Rayna, Rayona, Reyna, Sabyna (see Sabina), Shayna, Tana, Taryna, Vana, Vanna, Zana, Zanna, Zayna and Zyna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jayna.