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What does Jana mean?

Jana Pronunciation of Jana as a girls' name is pronounced YAH-nah, JAN-ah, JAY-nah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jana is "God is gracious". Feminine of John; Slavic variant of Jane. Roman mythology: Jana was the wife of Janus. Tennis celebrity Jana Novotna. Also form of Jan. Also form of Johnna.


ASSOCIATED WITH gracious, roman, mythology


VARIANTS Janah, Janalee, Janalyn, Janalynn, Janceena, Janica, Janna, Jannah, Jannalee, Jannie, Janny

RELATIONS VIA JANE Gene, Gianna, Iva, Ivana, Ivanka, Ivanna, Jaina, Jaine, Jainee, Jan, Janae, Janaye, Jandy, Janean, Janeane, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janela, Janelba, Janella, Janene, Janessa, Janet, Janeta, Janeth, Janetta, Janey, Jania, Janice, Janie, Janina, Janine, Janis, Janise, Janit, Janka, Jannel, Janney, Jany, Jayna, Jayne, Jayni, Jaynie, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jenda, Jeni, Jenica, Jenie, Jess, Jinna, Joan, Joana, Joanna, Johanna, Johnna, Joni, Jonie, Juana, Juanita, Vania, Vanya



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How popular is Jana?

Jana is a very prominent first name for females (#449 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#62046 out of 150436, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Jana entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #261 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #984 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jana name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Jana (#984 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) are Gene, Gianna (#80), Iva (#1892), Ivana (#1187), Ivanka, Ivanna (#566), Jaina, Jan, Janae (#1193), Jane (#291), Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janene, Janessa (#978), Janet (#1412), Janeth, Janetta, Janey, Jania, Janice (#1433), Janie (#1691), Janina, Janine, Janis, Janise, Janna, Jannah, Janney, Jannie, Jayna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeni, Jenica, Jess, Joan (#1727), Joana, Joanna (#212), Johanna (#536), John, Johnna, Joni, Juana (#1692), Juanita and Vania. Other forms, like Jaynie, are uncommon. These relations of Jana were at the peak of their popularity 88 years ago (MEDIAN #1307) and are now much less conventional (#1717, 89%), with versions like Iva becoming less stylish. Gianna, Ivana and Ivanna are three of the more chic baby names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jana, Gene, Gianna, Iva, Ivana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivanka, Ivanna, Jaina, Jan, Janae in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jane, Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janene, Janessa, Janet, Janeth, Janetta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janey, Jania, Janice, Janie, Janina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janine, Janis, Janise, Janna, Jannah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janney, Jannie, Jayna, Jayne, Jean in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeni, Jenica, Jess in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joan, Joana, Joanna, Johanna, John in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johnna, Joni, Juana, Juanita, Vania in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane, Joanna, Johanna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jana is pronounced similarly to Geena, Genae, Genia, Genna, Ginia, Jaena, Janai, Janay, Janowa, Jeana, Jeanae, Jeanee, Jenai, Jennah, Jenni, Jiana, Jianna, Jinee, Jinia, Jinni, Joanie, Jonae, Jonee, Junae and Juno. Other recommended sound-alike names are Dana, Gana, Hana, Iana, Jada, Jaima, Jama, Jami, Jamia, Jann, Janne, Jaya, Jeane, Jen, Jenn, Jin, Joane, Joann, Johana, Jone, June, Jyn, Lana, Nana, Rana, Sana, Tana, Vana, Yana and Zana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jana.

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