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Jane

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5.1m John (Hebrew)
485k Joan (Hebrew)
481k Jean (English)
341k Juan (Spanish)
212k Joanne (English)
163k Jeanne (French)
100k Joanna (English)
76k Jan (Dutch)
50k Johanna (German)
44k Jana (Slavic)
36k Jeannie (French)
28k Jayne (American)

How popular is the baby name Jane in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 215 215 0 #98 girl name
1881 216 216 0 #99 girl name
1882 254 254 0
1883 247 247 0
1884 295 295 0 #98 girl name
1885 330 330 0 #91 girl name
1886 306 306 0
1887 288 288 0
1888 446 446 0 #93 girl name
1889 374 374 0
1890 372 372 0
1891 379 379 0
1892 396 396 0
1893 354 354 0
1894 390 390 0
1895 394 394 0
1896 413 413 0
1897 396 396 0
1898 406 406 0
1899 382 382 0
1900 495 495 0
1901 325 325 0
1902 388 388 0
1903 381 381 0
1904 395 395 0
1905 393 393 0
1906 438 438 0
1907 531 526 5
1908 536 531 5
1909 627 627 0
1910 715 709 6
1911 937 937 0 #98 girl name
1912 1,390 1,390 0 #89 girl name
1913 1,766 1,759 7 #81 girl name
1914 2,340 2,340 0 #71 girl name
1915 3,279 3,264 15 #69 girl name
1916 3,832 3,826 6 #62 girl name
1917 4,271 4,258 13 #55 girl name
1918 4,741 4,731 10 #53 girl name
1919 4,543 4,526 17 #53 girl name
1920 5,064 5,055 9 #48 girl name
1921 5,198 5,186 12 #47 girl name
1922 4,821 4,803 18 #55 girl name
1923 4,930 4,919 11 #55 girl name
1924 5,121 5,104 17 #53 girl name
1925 4,904 4,880 24 #53 girl name
1926 4,663 4,641 22 #56 girl name
1927 4,725 4,698 27 #60 girl name
1928 4,430 4,409 21 #62 girl name
1929 4,373 4,353 20 #62 girl name
1930 4,594 4,573 21 #55 girl name
1931 4,555 4,535 20 #50 girl name
1932 4,363 4,345 18 #49 girl name
1933 4,395 4,377 18 #47 girl name
1934 4,375 4,357 18 #48 girl name
1935 4,663 4,645 18 #43 girl name
1936 4,746 4,720 26 #42 girl name
1937 4,722 4,701 21 #42 girl name
1938 4,813 4,787 26 #44 girl name
1939 4,795 4,770 25 #46 girl name
1940 5,119 5,090 29 #47 girl name
1941 5,113 5,088 25 #46 girl name
1942 5,732 5,708 24 #46 girl name
1943 6,048 6,028 20 #44 girl name
1944 6,584 6,565 19 #41 girl name
1945 7,657 7,640 17 #36 girl name
1946 9,006 8,970 36 #35 girl name
1947 9,959 9,941 18 #36 girl name
1948 8,801 8,781 20 #39 girl name
1949 8,737 8,718 19 #41 girl name
1950 8,988 8,967 21 #39 girl name
1951 8,954 8,934 20 #43 girl name
1952 9,339 9,323 16 #42 girl name
1953 8,924 8,903 21 #43 girl name
1954 8,369 8,352 17 #49 girl name
1955 8,351 8,334 17 #50 girl name
1956 8,257 8,246 11 #50 girl name
1957 7,800 7,784 16 #56 girl name
1958 7,213 7,192 21 #61 girl name
1959 6,887 6,871 16 #66 girl name
1960 6,603 6,584 19 #67 girl name
1961 6,380 6,361 19 #72 girl name
1962 6,128 6,116 12 #73 girl name
1963 5,776 5,765 11 #75 girl name
1964 4,575 4,568 7 #93 girl name
1965 3,946 3,930 16 #95 girl name
1966 3,223 3,215 8
1967 2,738 2,728 10
1968 2,203 2,195 8
1969 1,885 1,880 5
1970 1,599 1,599 0
1971 1,310 1,304 6
1972 1,167 1,161 6
1973 965 960 5
1974 836 828 8
1975 788 783 5
1976 703 698 5
1977 751 743 8
1978 699 699 0
1979 723 718 5
1980 773 773 0
1981 771 763 8
1982 846 841 5
1983 788 782 6
1984 731 725 6
1985 718 709 9
1986 677 667 10
1987 673 667 6
1988 727 720 7
1989 788 780 8
1990 779 771 8
1991 717 708 9
1992 656 651 5
1993 687 687 0
1994 706 706 0
1995 618 618 0
1996 638 638 0
1997 648 648 0
1998 638 638 0
1999 618 618 0
2000 647 647 0
2001 671 671 0
2002 696 696 0
2003 709 704 5
2004 657 657 0
2005 650 650 0
2006 664 664 0
2007 774 774 0
2008 826 826 0
2009 831 831 0
2010 833 833 0
2011 867 867 0
2012 927 927 0
2013 898 898 0
2014 1,025 1,025 0
2015 1,106 1,106 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Jane baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 369,240 babies born with the name Jane in the United States. That's more than enough Janes to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 215 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jane" was in 1947 with a total of 9,941 babies. (That's a lot of baby Janes)

According to the 1937 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jane" ranks #37 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 486 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1937. Across the entire United States a total of 4,722 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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Jane

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

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda is an actress, writer, and activist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1959 to present. Jane was born in 1937 as Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen is a writer . Jane was born in 1775 in Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England.

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Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour is a royalty. Jane was born in 1951.

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Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch is an actress, comedian, singer, and author with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1988 to present. Jane was born in 1960 as Jane Marie Lynch in Evergreen Park, Illinois, U.S.

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Jane Krakowski

Jane Krakowski is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1983 to present. Jane was born in 1968 in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, United States.

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Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin is a singer, actress, director, and songwriter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1966 to present. Jane was born in 1946 as Jane Mallory Birkin in Marylebone, London, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Jane

Jane Eyre
Jane The Virgin
Jane Goodall
Jane Hawking
Jane Doe

Alternative Meanings

J is for jewel, the sparkle in your eye.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

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

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Past life for Jane born Nov 12, 1950

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Portugal approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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