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What does Jeanette mean?

Jeanette Pronunciation of Jeanette [jeanette] 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.

Affiliated girl name: Jane.

27 more different relations via Janet, Jean, Jeannette: Gianetta, Janeta, Janeth, Janett, Janetta, Janette, Jannette, Jeane, Jeanee, Jeaneen, Jeanelle, Jeanene, Jeanice, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanique, Jeanne, Jeannetta, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jenetta, Jennetta, Jennette, Jinnett, Johnetta, Johnette and Jonette.

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Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Jeanette?

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. Demographics)

Jeanette reached its top rank of #102 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Jane (#288 from recent data), Janet (#1487), Jeannette, Jeannetta, Jeanne, Jeannie, Jennette, Jonette, Johnette, Johnetta, Jeanine, Jeannine, Janette, Janetta, Janett, Janeth, Jannette, Jean, Jeanetta, Jeanene, Jeane and Jeanie are the popular related forms of Jeanette. Other forms, like Gianetta, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Jeanette was common among parents in the 1930s (adoption of 2.46%) and is now significantly less (adoption 0.07%, 97%), with forms like Jeanne becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeanette, Jane, Janet, Janeth, Janett in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janetta, Janette, Jannette, Jean, Jeane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeanene, Jeanetta, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeannetta, Jeannette, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jennette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johnetta, Johnette, Jonette in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jeanette is pronounced similarly to Genette, Ginette, Ginnette, Jaenette and Junette. Other recommended names are Anette, Anjanette, Anjeanette, Annette, Arnette, Babette, Bellette, Benetta, Beradette, Bergette, Bernetta, Brunette, Cecette, Clarette, Dannette, Eevette (see Evette), Fayette, Francette, Halette, Janeane, Janee, Janeece, Janeese, Janelle, Janit, Jannet, Janot, Jenelle, Jenita, Jette, Joette, Jonet, Jonetta, Jorjette, Josette, Jozette, Juanita, Julyette, Lanetta, Linette, Linnette, Lynette, Marnette, Nanete, Nanette, Nannette, Ninette, Nynette, Ornette, Perlette, Rayette, Reginette, Reinetta, Ronette, Ronnette, Shakette (see Sha-), Shanetta, Shawnette, Tonette, Trinette, Twanette, Vanetta, Vedette, Venetta, Vernetta, Vinette, Vynette, Wanetta, Wanette and Wyanetta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jeanette.

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