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What does the name "Janet" mean?

Janet (English): God Is Gracious

The name "Janet" is of English origin and it means "God Is Gracious". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 4 other names that are similar to this one.

J is for jubilant, the upbeat you!

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

E is for elegant, born within you.

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

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

How popular is the name "Janet" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Janet? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 556,932 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 first appeared 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 18,456 babies. (That's a lot of baby Janets)

According to the 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Janet" ranks #53 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 82 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1941. Across the entire United States a total of 11,166 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Janet popular?

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

Celebrities named Janet

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is a singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, record producer, film producer, businesswoman, philanthropist, and author with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1973 to present. Janet was born in 1966 as Janet Damita Jo Jackson in Gary, Indiana, U.S.


Jan Hooks

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


Janet Leigh

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


Janet Mcteer

Janet was born in 1961.


Janet Reno

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


Kim Hunter

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


Past life for Janet born Nov 2, 1997

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 France approximately on 1525. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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