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Meaning and name origin

Janos \j(a)-nos\ as a boy's name is of Danish, Slavic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Janos is "God is gracious". Janos is a variant of Jan (Danish, Slavic, Hebrew): variant of John.


Janos is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#37744 out of 88799, Top 43%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Janos and its source forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are John (#26) and Jan. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of John, Jan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of John outside U.S.

Similar Names

Janos is also pronounced similarly to Janus, Janusz and Jonas. Other suggested similar baby names are James, Janak, Jancsi, Janek, Janesh, Janko, Jano, Janse, Jens and Jones. These names tend to be more commonly used than Janos.