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What does Janos mean?

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


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 (#28166 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

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 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4729%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.374%, down 20.9%), with versions like Ean, Jon, Jean, Jacky and Jan falling out of fashion. Zane (#224) and Ian (#77) are two of the more fashionable boy names in this list. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Janos and related names. (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.