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What does Janet mean?

Janet Pronunciation of Janet as a girls' name is pronounced JAN-et. It is of Scottish origin. Originally a diminutive of Jane, from the French Jeanette. Janeta and Jonet are earlier forms. Actresses Janet Leigh, Janet Gaynor; singer Dame Janet Baker; swimmer Janet Evans; figure skater Janet Lynn.




VARIANTS Gianetta, Janeta, Janeth, Janett, Janetta, Janette, Janit, Jannet, Janneth, Janetta, Jannette, Janot, Jenetta, Jenette, Jennet, Jennette, Jinnet, Jinnett, Johnetta, Johnette, Jonet, Jonette

SEE ALSO Anjanette, Jan, Jennie, Jessie, Sinead

OTHER FORMS VIA JANE, JEANETTE Gene, Jaina, Jaine, Jainee, Jan, Jana, Janae, Janaye, Jandy, Janean, Janeane, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janela, Janelba, Janella, Janelle, Janene, Janerita, Janessa, Janey, Jania, Janica, Janice, Janie, Janina, Janine, Janis, Janise, Janka, Janna, Jannel, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jayne, Jaynell, Jayni, Jaynie, Jean, Jeanetta, Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jenda, Jeni, Jenie, Jinna, Joan, Joana, Joanna, Joni, Jonie, Juana, Juanita, Vania, Vanya

(female) Jenet, ..

(male) Jare, ..

Janet Fatima (J.F.), ..

How popular is Janet?

Janet is a very popular first name for females (#45 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#44821 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Janet reached its peak position of #20 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is presently at #1412. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Joanna (#212 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Jane (#291), Janelle (#582), Jessie (#656), Janessa (#978), Jana (#984), Janae (#1193), Janice (#1433), Janie (#1691), Juana (#1692), Joan (#1727), Jeanetta, Jeanette, Jennette, Jeanne, Jean, Jeni, Jeanie, Anjanette, Jennie, Joana, Jayna, Johnetta, Johnette, Jonette, Joni, Juanita, Sinead, Jayne, Janise, Janney, Janett, Jaina, Jan, Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janene, Janeth, Janetta, Jannette, Janette, Janey, Jania, Janina, Janine, Janis, Gene, Janna, Jannet and Vania are the popular variation forms of Janet (#1412) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Jany, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Janet reached its apex 88 years ago (ADOPTION OF 5.4%) and is now significantly less (ADOPTION 0.3%, 94.6%), with versions such as Janet falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janet, Anjanette, Gene, Jaina, Jan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jana, Janae, Jane, Janean, Janee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janeen, Janel, Janelle, Janene, Janessa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janeth, Janett, Janetta, Janette, Janey in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janis, Janise, Janna, Jannet, Jannette in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeni, Jennette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jennie, Jessie, Joan, Joana, Joanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johnetta, Johnette, Jonette, Joni, Juana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Juanita, Sinead, Vania in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Janet is alike in pronunciation to Jaenette, Junette and Junot. Other recommended sound-alike names are Anet, Annet, Danet, Garnet, Jacee, Jacey, Jade, Jadee, Jaden, Jae, Jael, Jafit, Jahnel, Jaine, Jainee, Jalea, Jamee, Jamei, James, Jamey, Jan, Jana, Janae, Janaea, Janaeh, Janah, Janai, Janay, Jances, Jandy, Janea, Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janela, Janell, Janene, Janess, Janeva, Janey, Jania, Janie, Janiel, Janis, Janita, Janka, Jann, Janna, Janne, Jannel, Janny, Jany, Jaye, Jayel, Jayne, Jeane, Jeanee, Jenee, Jinee, Joane, Jone, Jonee, Jonel, June, Junel, Lanet, Linet, Lunet, Monet, Paget and Wyanet. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janet.