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Meaning and Name Origin

Janos \j(a)-nos\ as a name for boys. Janos means "God is gracious". Janos is a variation of Jan (Danish, Slavic, Hebrew): variant of John. A unique name for newborns.


Janos has 32 related variations 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.


Janos is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#37744 out of 88799, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Janos and related names. John (#26 in 2014), Jack (#41), Ian (#77), Juan (#98), Zane (#224), Jon (#675), Ean (#997), Jens, Jan, Hannes, Hans, Jacky and Jean are the prominent variation forms of Janos (#unlisted). Adoption of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1950-1959 and is somewhat lower today, with versions like Ean, Jon, Jean, Jacky and Hans falling out of fashion. Zane (#224) and Ian (#77) are two of the more fashionable boy names in this list. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ean, Hans, Ian, Jack, Jacky, Jan, Jean, John, 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 Janus, Janusz and Jonas. Other suggested similar baby names are James, Janak, Janesh, Janse and Jones. These names tend to be more commonly used than Janos.