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Jana

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Slavic
  • Meaning: God is Gracious
  • #1055 All Time
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How popular is the name "Jana" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1921 5 5 0
1922 6 6 0
1923 7 7 0
1924 7 7 0
1925 8 8 0
1926 6 6 0
1927 6 6 0
1928 11 11 0
1929 8 8 0
1931 10 10 0
1932 24 24 0
1933 6 6 0
1934 16 16 0
1935 21 21 0
1936 31 31 0
1937 40 40 0
1938 41 41 0
1939 34 34 0
1940 43 43 0
1941 66 66 0
1942 141 141 0
1943 154 154 0
1944 131 131 0
1945 140 140 0
1946 171 171 0
1947 230 230 0
1948 287 287 0
1949 297 297 0
1950 306 306 0
1951 371 371 0
1952 500 500 0
1953 655 655 0
1954 846 846 0
1955 867 867 0
1956 843 843 0
1957 848 848 0
1958 909 909 0
1959 938 938 0
1960 980 980 0
1961 1,458 1,458 0
1962 1,313 1,313 0
1963 1,319 1,310 9
1964 1,226 1,226 0
1965 1,094 1,094 0
1966 1,140 1,140 0
1967 1,074 1,074 0
1968 1,011 1,011 0
1969 1,008 1,008 0
1970 1,030 1,025 5
1971 964 964 0
1972 862 862 0
1973 828 828 0
1974 800 800 0
1975 822 822 0
1976 798 798 0
1977 956 950 6
1978 958 958 0
1979 1,161 1,161 0
1980 1,052 1,047 5
1981 940 940 0
1982 843 843 0
1983 741 741 0
1984 757 757 0
1985 703 696 7
1986 684 677 7
1987 581 581 0
1988 504 504 0
1989 482 482 0
1990 433 433 0
1991 383 383 0
1992 340 340 0
1993 305 305 0
1994 260 260 0
1995 271 271 0
1996 234 234 0
1997 230 230 0
1998 248 248 0
1999 247 247 0
2000 229 229 0
2001 234 234 0
2002 254 254 0
2003 218 218 0
2004 249 249 0
2005 252 252 0
2006 244 244 0
2007 247 247 0
2008 226 226 0
2009 237 237 0
2010 240 240 0
2011 213 213 0
2012 238 238 0
2013 243 243 0
2014 229 229 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Jana? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 43,623 babies born with the name Jana in the United States. That's more than enough Janas to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jana" was in 1961 with a total of 1,458 babies. (That's a lot of baby Janas)

According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jana" ranks #69 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 70 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1963. Across the entire United States a total of 1,319 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Jana popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jana" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jana as well as things modernly associated with the name Jana such as celebrities named Jana.

Slavic

Origin and Meaning of Jana

The name "Jana" is of Slavic origin, and it means "God is Gracious". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Jana Pallaske

Jana Pallaske is an actress/singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Jana was born in 1979 in Berlin, East Germany.

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Yana Gupta

Yana Gupta is a model, actress, and author. Yana was born in 1979 as Jana Synkova in Brno, Czechoslovakia.

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Jana Novotna

Jana Novotna is a tennis biography. Jana was born in 1968 in Brno, Czechoslovakia.

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Jana Marie Hupp

Jana was born in 1964 in Spokane, Washington, U.S.

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Jana Kandarr

Jana was born in 1976.

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Alternative Meanings

J is for joyful, the spirit you spread.

A is for able, for you surely are.

N is for nice, need I say more?

A is for able, for you surely are.

Your name in reverse order is "Anaj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Njaa". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Jana born Feb 27, 1942

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Hungary approximately on 500. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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