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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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1921550
1922660
1923770
1924770
1925880
1926660
1927660
192811110
1929880
193110100
193224240
1933660
193416160
193521210
193631310
193740400
193841410
193934340
194043430
194166660
19421411410
19431541540
19441311310
19451401400
19461711710
19472302300
19482872870
19492972970
19503063060
19513713710
19525005000
19536556550
19548468460
19558678670
19568438430
19578488480
19589099090
19599389380
19609809800
19611,4581,4580
19621,3131,3130
19631,3191,3109
19641,2261,2260
19651,0941,0940
19661,1401,1400
19671,0741,0740
19681,0111,0110
19691,0081,0080
19701,0301,0255
19719649640
19728628620
19738288280
19748008000
19758228220
19767987980
19779569506
19789589580
19791,1611,1610
19801,0521,0475
19819409400
19828438430
19837417410
19847577570
19857036967
19866846777
19875815810
19885045040
19894824820
19904334330
19913833830
19923403400
19933053050
19942602600
19952712710
19962342340
19972302300
19982482480
19992472470
20002292290
20012342340
20022542540
20032182180
20042492490
20052522520
20062442440
20072472470
20082262260
20092372370
20102402400
20112132130
20122382380
20132432430
20142292290

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 first appeared 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 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jana" ranks #93 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 45 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1971. Across the entire United States a total of 964 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Jana" mean?

Jana (Slavic): God is Gracious

The name "Jana" is of Slavic origin and it means "God is Gracious". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 13 other names that are similar to this one.

J is for jewel, the sparkle in your eye.

A is for activities, for you have many.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

Your name in reverse order is "Anaj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Jaan". 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.

Where is the name Jana popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Jana in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Jana

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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Past life for Jana born Sep 27, 2000

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 Southern India approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

Name poster for Jana

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