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What does Jeanette mean?

Jeanette \je(a)-nette, jean(et)-te\ as a girls' 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 variants: Jeanetta, Jeannette, Jenette and Jennet.

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

Jeanette has 42 more different forms via Janet, Jean, Jeannette: Gene, Genie, Gianetta, Janeta, Janeth, Janett, Janetta, Janette, Janit, Jannet, Janneth, Jannette, Janot, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanee, Jeaneen, Jeanelle, Jeanene, Jeanice, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanique, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeanneen, Jeannetta, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jeannique, Jeena, Jenetta, Jenica, Jennetta, Jennette, Jennine, Jinnet, Jinnett, Johnetta, Johnette, Jonet and Jonette.


Jeanette is a very prominent first name for females (#191 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#49366 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Jeanette for girls. Jeanette reached its top rank of #103 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Jeanette and related names. Jane (#322 last year), Jeanna, Jeanine, Jeanne, Jeanie, Jeannette, Jeannine, Jeannie, Jeane, Janet, Genie, Janette, Jannette, Jeana, Jean and Gene are the popular related forms of Jeanette. Usage of these girl names reached its highest during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5088%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.0399%, down 92.2%), with forms like Janet, Janette, Genie, Jannette and Jeana becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gene, Genie, Jane, Janet, Janette, Jannette, Jean, Jeana, Jeane, Jeanette in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeannette, Jeannie, Jeannine in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jeanette is pronounced similarly to Genette, Jaenette and Junette. Another recommended similar baby name is Juanetta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jeanette.