Jane - girls name

Jane name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 58%

Jane name meaning:

The name Jane is of English origin and has various meanings attached to it. One of its most common meanings is "God is gracious" or "God's gracious gift." This interpretation stems from the Hebrew name Yochana, which later evolved into the feminine form Johanna and eventually into Jane. The name Jane also has connections to the French name Jehanne, which was derived from the Latin name Johannes. It gained popularity in the English-speaking world during the Middle Ages and has remained a classic and timeless name ever since.

Jane is a name that exudes simplicity, elegance, and strength. It is associated with qualities such as kindness, gentleness, and humility. The name Jane carries a sense of grace and gratitude, emphasizing the belief in the benevolence of a higher power. It is a name that has stood the test of time and has been embraced by individuals from all walks of life. Whether it is the famous writer Jane Austen, the actress Jane Fonda, or the children's book character Jane Eyre, the name Jane has consistently been associated with intelligence, independence, and resilience.

Origin: Hebrew

God is gracious.


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Related names

Jane , Geonna, Gia , Giana , Gianara, Giannina, Heeni, Jan , Janae , Janell, Janella, Janetta, Janette, Janey , Janice , Janicia, Janie, Janiece, Janina, Janine , Janise, Jannet, Janneth, Jannis, Jeanelle, Jeanina, Jeanine, Jeanne , Jeannine, Jenalee, Jenalyn, Jenalynn, Jenarae, Jeneen, Jenene, Jenetta, Jeni, Jenice, Jeniece, Jenilynn, Jenina, Jenine, Jenise, Jenita, Jennessa, Jenni, Jennika, Jennilee, Jennilyn, Jennine, Jennis, Jennyann, Jenny-lee, Jineen, Jinni, Jinny, Shena, Sioned, Jenna , Jana , Jowna

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Overall UK ranking: 2341 out of 5581

11 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (792)

Historical popularity of Jane

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