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What does Janos mean?

Janos Pronunciation of Janos [janos] as a name for boys is of Hebrew origin, and Janos means "God is gracious". Janos is an alternate spelling of Jan (Dutch, Danish, Slavic, Hebrew): variation of John.

Associated with: gracious.


32 relations via Jan, John: Anno, Ean, Giannos, Hannes, Hanno, Hans, Hansl, Ian, Jack, Jacky, Jancsi, Janek, Janko, Janne, Jano, Jean, Jeannot, Jens, Jian, Jianni, Joannes, Joao, Johon, Jon, Jona, Juan, Vanek, Vanko, Vanya, Yanni, Yanno and Zane.

Creative forms:
(male) Jenos, Junos, ..

(female) Janosse, ..

Middle name pairings:
Janos Cairo (J.C.), ..

How popular is Janos?

Janos is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#28166 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. John (#26 in recent rankings), Jack (#40), Ian (#76), Juan (#114), Zane (#233), Jon (#737), Ean (#977), Jean (#1190), Hans (#1411), Jan (#1677), Hannes, Jacky, Jens and Joao are the prominent variation forms of Janos (not ranked). Usage of these forms of Janos was at its highest during 1880-1889 (adoption of 8.5%) and has become much diminished since (adoption 1.6%, 81.4%). John is more familiar than the rest, though Zane has gained in usage, while versions such as Jan are now somewhat dated. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Janos is alike in pronunciation to Janiusz, Janus, Janusz, Jonas and Junius. Other suggested similar names are Enos, Jabes, Jaco, Jacob, Jacot, Jadon, Jago, Jakob, Jakov, Jalon, James, Jamon, Janak, Janan, Janesh, Janna, Janse, Janson, Jaris, Jarod, Jaron, Jason, Javon, Jaxon, Jeno, Jino, Jones, Joos, Junot, Linos, Masos, Minos, Ramos, Sancos, Santos, Taos, Vasos, Xenos and Zenos. These names tend to be more commonly used than Janos.

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