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Meaning and Name Origin

Janan \j(a)-nan\ as a boys' name. Janan's root is Latin, and the meaning of Janan is "gateway". Janan is a derivative of Janus (Latin): Janus was the Roman guardian of doors as well as of beginnings and endings. A seldom-used name for baby boys.


Janan has 8 different forms via Janus: Gennadi, Gennaro, Janiusz, Januarius, Janusz, Jenarius, Jenaro and Jennaro.


Janan is an uncommon given name for males. Janan is an equivalently unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Janan and related names. The only popular alternative form of Janan (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 is Gennaro. This boy name reached the peak of its popularity during the years 1900-1909 and has become less widespread since. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gennaro in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Janan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Hanan, Jacan, Jahan, Jalan, Jamin, Jamon, Janak, Jaran, Javan and Johanan. Like Janan, these names are not frequently used.