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What does Jayna mean?

Jayna Pronunciation of Jayna [jay-na] as a girls' name is a Hebrew name, and the name Jayna means "God is gracious". Jayna is an alternate spelling 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.

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.

Creative forms:
(female) Jayja, Jayra, ..

(male) Jaymai, Jaynam, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jayna Freya (J.F.), ..

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)

Jayna was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #1242 in the U.S. in 2001, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Jayna are Gianna (#96 in recent rankings), Ivana (#1301), Ivanna (#614), Jaina (#1836), Jan, Jana (#1011), Janae (#1003), Jane (#288), Janean, Janee, Janel, Janene, Janet (#1487), Janey, Jania, Janie (#1396), Janina, Janine, Janis, Janna, Janney, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeni, Joan (#1990), Joana, Joanna (#306), Johanna (#541), 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 0.5%, 90.9% 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, Jaya, Jayda, Jaye, Jayel, Jayla, Jayme, Jolyna, Julayna, Jyn, 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.

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