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Meaning and name origin

Jeanette \je(a)-nette, jean(et)-te\ as a girl's name is pronounced je-NET. It is of French origin. Diminutive of Jean; variant spelling of Jeannette. A favorite name in France. The name is associated with the singer and film celebrity Jeanette in the 1920s and 1930s. See also Janet.


Jeanette has 4 variant forms: Jeanetta, Jeannette, Jenette and Jennet.

For more information, see also the related girl name Jane.


Jeanette is a very popular first name for females (#191 out of 4276, Top 4%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#83322 out of 88799, Top 94%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jeanette for girls. Jeanette reached its highest rank of #103 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jeanette and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jane (#322), Jeannette, Jeanette, Jean and Janet. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jane, Janet, Jean, Jeanette, Jeannette in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jeanette is also pronounced similarly to Genette, Jaenette, Janett, Janette, Jannette, Jennette, Johnette, Jonette and Junette. Other suggested similar baby names are Janetta, Jeannetta, Jenetta, Jennetta and Juanetta. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jeanette.