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Popularity
557k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Janet

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: God Is Gracious
  • #106 All Time
Girls
Boys
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208k Juanita (Spanish)
163k Jeanette (English)
32k Janette (English)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188028280
188129290
188235350
188344440
188440400
188546460
188656560
188758580
188868680
188957570
189076760
189184840
189278780
189372720
189489890
189592920
18961021020
18971031030
18981221220
189980800
19001081080
19011081080
19021151150
19031191190
19041281280
19051541540
19061391390
19071971970
19082312310
19092422420
19102962960
19113863860
19125535530
19137137130
19148838830
19151,1731,1730
19161,4491,4490
19171,5901,5855
19181,8121,8120
19191,8701,8646
19202,0572,0570
19212,1232,1230
19222,0042,0040
19232,2212,2210
19242,3012,2965
19252,4382,42810
19262,4732,4676
19272,5492,5427
19282,7932,7849#95 girl name
19293,0623,05210#82 girl name
19304,6134,60211#53 girl name
19314,9674,94522#45 girl name
19325,8165,78729#35 girl name
19337,3647,34123#25 girl name
19348,0938,06726#21 girl name
19357,8867,85630#22 girl name
19368,1178,08235#21 girl name
19379,4039,36142#18 girl name
19389,9019,86932#16 girl name
193910,14410,11430#17 girl name
194010,14310,10439#19 girl name
194111,16611,13630#18 girl name
194213,10013,06139#19 girl name
194313,36213,31646#20 girl name
194412,62612,59036#21 girl name
194512,36112,32536#21 girl name
194614,17014,14030#21 girl name
194715,26515,23530#23 girl name
194814,00413,97925#24 girl name
194914,88314,85627#23 girl name
195016,22216,19230#18 girl name
195116,97416,94925#19 girl name
195217,95717,92829#19 girl name
195317,79117,75635#19 girl name
195418,48618,45630#19 girl name
195517,94417,91628#20 girl name
195616,80416,76737#21 girl name
195715,78215,74735#23 girl name
195814,84714,81532#28 girl name
195914,99214,96329#28 girl name
196014,27514,25025#32 girl name
196113,95613,92729#32 girl name
196212,28412,25430#35 girl name
196310,69210,66527#40 girl name
19649,2819,25526#48 girl name
19657,6777,65423#55 girl name
19666,4516,43120#57 girl name
19675,6725,65715#61 girl name
19684,8474,83413#73 girl name
19694,4114,38427#84 girl name
19704,1684,15810#96 girl name
19713,4103,39515
19722,9652,9569
19732,5352,52213
19742,1922,18111
19751,9561,9506
19761,8891,87910
19771,9511,9438
19781,7401,73010
19791,7511,7447
19801,6231,61013
19811,5831,56914
19821,5121,49814
19831,4081,39612
19841,2751,2678
19851,2571,24215
19861,2581,23523
19871,3301,31218
19881,1931,18013
19891,2291,20821
19901,2901,2819
19911,2011,18615
19921,2041,1968
19931,0691,0690
19941,0161,0079
19959349286
19968258250
19977577570
19987597590
19996466460
20006866860
20016966960
20026296290
20035645640
20046726720
20055125120
20065235230
20074494490
20084144140
20093533530
20102972970
20112682680
20122122120
20131891890
20141671670

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 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Janet" ranks #36 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 164 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1930. Across the entire United States a total of 4,613 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 absolute, for you know your mind.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

T is for tasteful, the way you communicate.

Your name in reverse order is "Tenaj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eajtn". 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 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 midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Janet

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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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 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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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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Past life for Janet born Sep 23, 1988

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 Wales approximately on 1300. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

Name poster for Janet

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

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.

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