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Janet

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208k Juanita (Spanish)
163k Jeanette (English)
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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 28 28 0
1881 29 29 0
1882 35 35 0
1883 44 44 0
1884 40 40 0
1885 46 46 0
1886 56 56 0
1887 58 58 0
1888 68 68 0
1889 57 57 0
1890 76 76 0
1891 84 84 0
1892 78 78 0
1893 72 72 0
1894 89 89 0
1895 92 92 0
1896 102 102 0
1897 103 103 0
1898 122 122 0
1899 80 80 0
1900 108 108 0
1901 108 108 0
1902 115 115 0
1903 119 119 0
1904 128 128 0
1905 154 154 0
1906 139 139 0
1907 197 197 0
1908 231 231 0
1909 242 242 0
1910 296 296 0
1911 386 386 0
1912 553 553 0
1913 713 713 0
1914 883 883 0
1915 1,173 1,173 0
1916 1,449 1,449 0
1917 1,590 1,585 5
1918 1,812 1,812 0
1919 1,870 1,864 6
1920 2,057 2,057 0
1921 2,123 2,123 0
1922 2,004 2,004 0
1923 2,221 2,221 0
1924 2,300 2,295 5
1925 2,438 2,428 10
1926 2,474 2,468 6
1927 2,550 2,543 7
1928 2,793 2,784 9 #95 girl name
1929 3,062 3,052 10 #82 girl name
1930 4,612 4,601 11 #53 girl name
1931 4,969 4,947 22 #45 girl name
1932 5,816 5,787 29 #35 girl name
1933 7,364 7,341 23 #25 girl name
1934 8,094 8,068 26 #21 girl name
1935 7,886 7,856 30 #22 girl name
1936 8,117 8,082 35 #21 girl name
1937 9,405 9,363 42 #18 girl name
1938 9,900 9,868 32 #16 girl name
1939 10,144 10,114 30 #17 girl name
1940 10,143 10,104 39 #19 girl name
1941 11,167 11,137 30 #18 girl name
1942 13,100 13,061 39 #19 girl name
1943 13,362 13,316 46 #20 girl name
1944 12,626 12,590 36 #21 girl name
1945 12,361 12,325 36 #21 girl name
1946 14,171 14,141 30 #21 girl name
1947 15,265 15,235 30 #23 girl name
1948 14,003 13,978 25 #24 girl name
1949 14,884 14,857 27 #23 girl name
1950 16,226 16,196 30 #18 girl name
1951 16,975 16,950 25 #19 girl name
1952 17,955 17,926 29 #19 girl name
1953 17,796 17,761 35 #19 girl name
1954 18,490 18,460 30 #19 girl name
1955 17,945 17,917 28 #20 girl name
1956 16,802 16,765 37 #21 girl name
1957 15,782 15,747 35 #23 girl name
1958 14,847 14,815 32 #28 girl name
1959 14,992 14,963 29 #28 girl name
1960 14,276 14,251 25 #32 girl name
1961 13,956 13,927 29 #32 girl name
1962 12,283 12,253 30 #35 girl name
1963 10,690 10,663 27 #40 girl name
1964 9,282 9,256 26 #48 girl name
1965 7,678 7,655 23 #55 girl name
1966 6,452 6,432 20 #57 girl name
1967 5,672 5,657 15 #61 girl name
1968 4,846 4,833 13 #73 girl name
1969 4,411 4,384 27 #84 girl name
1970 4,167 4,157 10 #96 girl name
1971 3,410 3,395 15
1972 2,964 2,955 9
1973 2,534 2,521 13
1974 2,191 2,180 11
1975 1,957 1,951 6
1976 1,888 1,878 10
1977 1,952 1,944 8
1978 1,741 1,731 10
1979 1,752 1,745 7
1980 1,623 1,610 13
1981 1,582 1,568 14
1982 1,512 1,498 14
1983 1,408 1,396 12
1984 1,275 1,267 8
1985 1,257 1,242 15
1986 1,259 1,236 23
1987 1,330 1,312 18
1988 1,193 1,180 13
1989 1,229 1,208 21
1990 1,290 1,281 9
1991 1,201 1,186 15
1992 1,204 1,196 8
1993 1,069 1,069 0
1994 1,016 1,007 9
1995 934 928 6
1996 826 826 0
1997 757 757 0
1998 759 759 0
1999 646 646 0
2000 686 686 0
2001 696 696 0
2002 629 629 0
2003 564 564 0
2004 672 672 0
2005 512 512 0
2006 523 523 0
2007 449 449 0
2008 415 415 0
2009 353 353 0
2010 297 297 0
2011 268 268 0
2012 212 212 0
2013 189 189 0
2014 167 167 0
2015 153 153 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Janet baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 557,103 babies born with the name Janet in the United States. That's more than enough Janets to occupy the country of Solomon Islands with an estimated population of 553,935 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 28 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Janet" was in 1954 with a total of 18,460 babies. (That's a lot of baby Janets)

According to the 1958 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Janet" ranks #28 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 67 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1958. Across the entire United States a total of 14,847 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 Janet popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Janet

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

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress specializing in pop, R&B, and dance music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1973 to present. Janet was born in 1966 as Janet Damita Jo Jackson in Gary, Indiana, U.S.

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Janet Leigh

Janet Leigh is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1947 to 2004. Janet was born in 1927 as Jeanette Helen Morrison in Merced, California, U.S.

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Jan Hooks

Jan Hooks is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1978 to 2013. Jan was born in 1957 as Janet Vivian Hooks in Decatur, Georgia, U.S.

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Janet Mcteer

Janet was born in 1961.

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Janet Reno

Janet Reno is an us cabinet official. Janet was born in 1938 as Janet Wood Reno in Miami, Florida.

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Kim Hunter

Kim Hunter is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1943 to 2000. Kim was born in 1922 as Janet Cole in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Janet

Janet Evanovich
Janet Yellen
Janet Mock

Alternative Meanings

J is for jewel, the sparkle in your eye.

A is for able, for you surely are.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

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

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Past life for Janet born Jan 28, 1962

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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 Southern Japan approximately on 1725. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

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.

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