Janet - girls name

Janet name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 17%

Janet name meaning:

The name Janet is of Scottish origin and is derived from the name Jane, which itself is an English version of the Hebrew name Yochanan, meaning "God is gracious" or "gift from God." Janet is a diminutive form of Jane, and it became popular as an independent given name in the 18th century in Scotland.

Janet is a name associated with strong and independent women. It carries a sense of grace, elegance, and sophistication. Those named Janet are often known for their kindness, generosity, and compassion towards others. They are natural caregivers and have a nurturing nature, making them excellent friends and confidants. Janet is a name that exudes wisdom and intelligence, and those who bear this name tend to be highly motivated and driven individuals. They possess leadership qualities and are not afraid to take charge and make important decisions.

Overall, the name Janet symbolizes strength, grace, and a divine gift. It represents a person who is loving, caring, and possesses a strong sense of purpose. Those named Janet often leave a lasting impact on the lives of those around them, making the world a better place with their presence.

Origin: Hebrew

God's gracious gift.


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Related names

Janet , Jan , Janae , Janetta, Janette

Other girls names beginning with J


Overall UK ranking: 4634 out of 5581

4 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Janet

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