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What does Janko mean?

Janko Pronunciation of Janko [janko] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Janko is "God is gracious". Janko is a variant form of John (Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious.


34 alternative forms via John: Anno, Ean, Hanno, Hans, Hansl, Heanno, Ian, Jack, Jackie, Jacky, Jan, Jancsi, Janek, Janne, Janos, Jean, Jeannot, Jenkin, Jens, Jian, Jianni, Joao, Jock, Jocko, Jon, Jona, Juan, Juanito, Vanek, Vanko, Vanya, Yanni, Yanno and Zane.

Creative forms:
(male) Jako, Jarko, ..

(female) Janja, Jansa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Janko Isaias (J.I.), ..

How popular is Janko?

Janko is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#39378 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Janko (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Ean (#977 in 2015), Hans (#1411), Ian (#76), Jack (#40), Jackie (#1725), Jacky, Jan (#1677), Jean (#1190), Jens, Joao, Jock, John (#26), Jon (#737), Juan (#114) and Zane (#233). Other variants, like Yanno, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Janko was more pronounced during 1880-1889 (adoption of 8.54%) and is now significantly less (adoption 1.59%, down 81.4%). John has historically been a favorite of parents, though Ian has grown trendy as well over time, while versions like Jackie are now less common. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Branko, Danko, Darko, Franko, Hako, Jacko, Jackob, Jaco, Jago, Jairo, Jak, Jake, Jakob, Jakov, Janak, Janan, Janna, Jano, Janse, Janson, Janus, Jeno, Jino, Junio, Lacko and Marko. These names tend to be more commonly used than Janko.

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