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What does Jeannette mean?

Jeannette Pronunciation of Jeannette [jean-nette] as a name for girls is a Hebrew and French name, and the name Jeannette means "God is gracious". Jeannette is an alternate spelling of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine variation of John. Jeannette is also a derivative of Jean (Hebrew). Jeannette is also used as a derivative of Jeanette (French).

Associated with: gracious.


Jeannette has 5 variants: Janet, Janette, Janit, Jenette and Jennet.

13 more related forms via Jane, Jean, Jeanette: Janetta, Jannelle, Jeanee, Jeanelle, Jeanene, Jeanetta, Jeanne, Jeanneen, Jeannetta, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jeannique and Jennetta.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Jeannette Ivana (J.I.), ..

How popular is Jeannette?

Jeannette is a very prominent first name for women (#364 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#49671 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Jeannette reached its apex rank of #186 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Jane (#288 from recent data), Janet (#1487), Janetta, Janette, Jean, Jeanene, Jeanetta, Jeanette, Jeanne, Jeannetta, Jeannie and Jeannine are the prominent alternative forms of Jeannette. Other forms, like Jennet, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Jeannette was well-received 85 years ago (adoption of 2.4%) and is now much less (adoption 0.1%, down 97%), with versions such as Janette becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeannette, Jane, Janet, Janetta, Janette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jean, Jeanene, Jeanetta, Jeanette, Jeanne in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Jeannette is alike in pronunciation to Genette, Ginnette, Jaenette, Janett, Jannet, Jannette, Jennette, Jinnett, Johnette, Jonette and Junette. Other recommended names are Annette, Aquannette (see Acquanetta), Bernette, Danette, Dannette, Dawnette, Dennette, Francette, Garnette, Glennette, Jackette, Janeta, Janeth, Janneth, Jazette, Jeannell, Jeannelle, Jenetta, Jennee, Jennelle, Jennita, Jinnet, Johnetta, Jonetta, Juanetta, Kennette, Lanette, Lenette, Linnette, Lynnette, Manette, Marnette, Minnette, Nanette, Nannette, Ninnette, Pearlette, Reginette, Reinette, Renette, Ronnette, Shawnette, Trinnette, Twanette, Vannetta (see Vanessa), Vernette and Wanette. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jeannette.

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