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Gender: female
Pronunciation: JAN-et, JAN-it
Meaning: God is gracious
Related Names: Gianetta, Jane, Janeta, Janeth, Janett, Janetta, Janette, Janit, Jannet, Janneth, Jannette, Janot, Jeanette, Jeanne, Jeannette, Jenetta, Jenette, Jennet, Jennette, Jinnet, Jinnett, Johnetta, Johnette, Jonette, Juanita

Length: 5 Gender: {{#if female



Rank in 2000s: 489


Name: janet Origin: Hebrew,,, Scottish,, Meaning (no case): god is gracious



The name Janet originates as a diminutive version of the Hebrew-derived “Jane” meaning “God is gracious,” stemming from the French “Jeanette.” The name Janet has been utilized since the Middle Ages, although it decreased in popularity at the end of the Middle Ages and was re-popularized in the 19th century. The Gaelic forms of “Janet” are “Sineidin” (Irish), “Seonaid” (Scottish), and “Sioned” (Welsh).


According to the 1990 United States Census [1], Janet ranked as the 45th most popular female first name. In the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular girls' names every decade since 1880, ranking in the Top 100 most popular girls' names from the 1930s through the 1960s.

According to the Social Security Administration [1], in the 21st century, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular girls' names every year from 2000 (413th) through 2006 (562nd).

United States Popularity of the girl's name Janet in the 21st Century:

  • Year: 2006 Rank:562nd
  • Year: 2005 Rank:562nd
  • Year: 2004 Rank:452nd
  • Year: 2003 Rank:505th
  • Year: 2002 Rank:457th
  • Year: 2001 Rank:412th
  • Year: 2000 Rank:413th


  • “Janet” is the name of a baby of celebrity Victor Borge.
  • “Janet” was the name of a category five hurricane in the 1955 Atlantic Hurricane season.


  • “JANET” is the name bestowed upon a British computer network dedicated to education and research and funded by the government.
  • “Janet” is the title of the 1993 eponymous album by singer Janet Jackson.


  • Janet Damita Jo Jackson – American R&B pop singer and songwriter who won Grammy Awards in each of the last three decades.
  • Janet Gaynor – Film and television actress who won an Academy Award (Oscar) for “Best Actress in a Leading Role” for her work in the 1927 movie Seventh Heaven and was nominated for an Oscar for “Best Actress in a Leading Role” for her work in the 1937 movie A Star Is Born.
  • Janet Elizabeth Evans – American swimmer who won three gold medals at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, a silver and a gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, a silver and two gold medals at the 1991 World Championships in Perth, Australia, and a gold medal at the 1994 World Championships in Rome, Italy.
  • Pierre Marie Félix Janet – 20th century French psychologist who is considered a pioneer in dissociation and traumatic memory.
  • Janet Evanovich – Romance, suspense and mystery writer.



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Author: Rich Kachold

Facts about JanetRDF feed
Gender female  +
Length 5  +
Meaning God is gracious  +
Meaningnc god is gracious  +
Name janet  +
Origin Hebrew  +, and Scottish  +
Popularity 2  +
Pronunciation JAN-et, JAN-it  +
Rank in 2000s 489  +
Related Gianetta  +, Jane  +, Janeta  +, Janeth  +, Janett  +, Janetta  +, Janette  +, Janit  +, Jannet  +, Janneth  +, Jannette  +, Janot  +, Jeanette  +, Jeanne  +, Jeannette  +, Jenetta  +, Jenette  +, Jennet  +, Jennette  +, Jinnet  +, Jinnett  +, Johnetta  +, Johnette  +, Jonette  +, and Juanita  +
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