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What does Janson mean?

Janson Pronunciation of Janson [jan-son] as a boys' name is pronounced JAN-sen. It is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Janson is "son of Jan". First used as a given name in the 20th century.

Associated with: scandinavian, 20th century (modern).


Janson has 8 variants: Janse, Jansen, Janssen, Jansson, Jantzen, Janzen, Jensen and Jenson.

Affiliated boy name: Jan.

Creative forms:
(male) Jalson, Jarson, ..

(female) Janjen, Jansa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Janson Braiden (J.B.), ..

How popular is Janson?

Janson is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#7937 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Jensen (#396 via latest list), Jenson (#1319), Jan (#1677) and Jansen are the prominent varying forms of Janson (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Janson are at the apex of their popularity today (usage of 0.05%), except for the form Jan which have become somewhat dated. Jensen is the most trendy baby name in this compilation. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jan, Jansen, Jensen, Jenson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Janson is alike in pronunciation to Jensson, Johnson and Jonson. Other suggested similar names are Annson, Anson, Babson, Benson, Branson, Canyon, Carson, Cason, Danon, Danton, Dawson, Dayson, Gannon, Hansen, Hanson, Jackson, Jaedon, Jaelon, Jailon, Jaimison, Jaisen, Jakson, Jameson, Jamieson, Jamison, Jamon, Janan, Janko, Jano, Janos, Jaron, Jarron, Jasen, Jasin, Jason, Jasun, Jaxon, Jaydon, Jaylon, Jayron, Jaysen, Jayson, Jayvon, Jenkin, Jenkyn (see Jenkin), Jimson, Judson, Kannon, Kanon, Karson, Kason, Landon, Larson, Lawson, Manton, Mason, Masson, Maxson, Randon, Ransom, Rawson, Ronson, Samson, Sansom, Sanson, Sansone, Tamson, Tannon, Tansen, Tayson, Vinson and Watson. These names tend to be more commonly used than Janson.

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