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Janek

What does Janek mean?

Janek Pronunciation of Janek [janek] as a name for boys is of Hindi and Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Janek is "God is gracious". Janek is an alternate form of Jan (Dutch, Danish, Slavic, Hebrew): variation of John. Janek is also a variant of Janak (Hindi).

Associated with: gracious.

Variations

30 related forms via Jan, Janak, John: Ean, Hannes, Hanno, Hans, Hansel, Hansl, Ian, Jack, Jacky, Jancsi, Janko, Janne, Jano, Janos, Jean, Jens, Jian, Jianni, Joannes, Jock, Jon, Jona, Juan, Shane, Vanek, Vanko, Vanya, Yanni, Yanno and Zane.

Creative forms:
(male) Jaynek, Jonek, ..

(female) Janeki, Jare, ..

Middle name pairings:
Janek Yasin (J.Y.), ..

How popular is Janek?

Janek is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#40265 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Janek (outside Top 2000) are John (#26 from current records), Jack (#40), Ian (#76), Juan (#114), Zane (#233), Shane (#295), Jon (#737), Ean (#977), Jean (#1190), Hans (#1411), Jan (#1677), Hansel (#1709), Hannes, Jacky, Jens and Jock. Other forms, like Janko, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Janek was common in the 1880s (median #1391) and is now significantly reduced (#1030, 80.6% less usage), with versions like Jon falling out of fashion. Zane, Ian and Ean are three of the more fashionable baby names in this list. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ean, Hans, Hansel, Ian, Jack in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jacky, Jan, Jean, Jens, Jock in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of John, Jon, Juan, Shane, Zane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hannes, Ian, Jack, Jens, John outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shane, Zane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Barek, Damek, Danek, Darek, Fabek, Garek, Jabes, Jabez, Jace, Jacen, Jacey, Jade, Jaden, Jader, Jae, Jael, Jak, Jake, Jakeb, Jalen, Jame, Jamee, Jamel, James, Jamey, Janan, Janesh, Janna, Janse, Jansen, Janus, Janzen, Jareb, Jared, Jarek, Jarel, Jaren, Jase, Jasen, Jaxen, Jaye, Jerek, Jones, June, Jurek, Malek, Marek, Radek, Stanek, Tarek and Zarek. These names tend to be more frequently used than Janek.

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