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44k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
420
in the U.S.
in 2010

Jana

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1921 5 5 0
1922 6 6 0
1923 7 7 0
1924 7 7 0
1925 8 8 0
1926 6 6 0
1927 6 6 0
1928 11 11 0
1929 8 8 0
1931 10 10 0
1932 24 24 0
1933 6 6 0
1934 16 16 0
1935 21 21 0
1936 31 31 0
1937 40 40 0
1938 41 41 0
1939 34 34 0
1940 43 43 0
1941 66 66 0
1942 141 141 0
1943 154 154 0
1944 131 131 0
1945 140 140 0
1946 171 171 0
1947 230 230 0
1948 287 287 0
1949 297 297 0
1950 307 307 0
1951 371 371 0
1952 500 500 0
1953 655 655 0
1954 847 847 0
1955 867 867 0
1956 842 842 0
1957 848 848 0
1958 909 909 0
1959 938 938 0
1960 980 980 0
1961 1,458 1,458 0
1962 1,313 1,313 0
1963 1,319 1,310 9
1964 1,226 1,226 0
1965 1,094 1,094 0
1966 1,139 1,139 0
1967 1,074 1,074 0
1968 1,011 1,011 0
1969 1,008 1,008 0
1970 1,030 1,025 5
1971 964 964 0
1972 862 862 0
1973 828 828 0
1974 800 800 0
1975 822 822 0
1976 798 798 0
1977 955 949 6
1978 959 959 0
1979 1,161 1,161 0
1980 1,052 1,047 5
1981 940 940 0
1982 843 843 0
1983 741 741 0
1984 757 757 0
1985 703 696 7
1986 684 677 7
1987 581 581 0
1988 504 504 0
1989 482 482 0
1990 433 433 0
1991 383 383 0
1992 340 340 0
1993 305 305 0
1994 260 260 0
1995 271 271 0
1996 234 234 0
1997 230 230 0
1998 248 248 0
1999 247 247 0
2000 229 229 0
2001 234 234 0
2002 254 254 0
2003 218 218 0
2004 249 249 0
2005 252 252 0
2006 244 244 0
2007 247 247 0
2008 226 226 0
2009 237 237 0
2010 241 241 0
2011 213 213 0
2012 238 238 0
2013 243 243 0
2014 229 229 0
2015 263 263 0

Fun Facts about the name Jana

  • How many people with the first name Jana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 43,887 babies born with the first name Jana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jana to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jana is Monday, May 28th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Jana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jana was in 1961 with a total of 1,458 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jana!
  • Random Jana Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jana ranks 98th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 12 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Jana: Your name in reverse order is Anaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jnaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jana? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 420 people with the last name Jana.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jana? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jana as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Common first names for Jana

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jana U.S.
  White 39.05% 64.26%
  African American 5.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 43.10% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jana

People with the last name Jana are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

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Origin and Meaning of Jana

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

Compare Jane.

  1. A female given name.

Jana was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Estonian, Faroese, German, Icelandic, Latvian, Serbo-Croatian, and Slovak

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Jana

Jana Deleon
Jana Kramer
Jana Winter
Jana Duggar
Jana Duggar Age
Jana Gana Mana
Jana Vavasseur
Jana Duggar News

What does the name Jana mean?

Jis for jubilant, the upbeat you!

Ais for aspirations, many to be attained

Nis for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

Ais for articulate, a regular wordsmith

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