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Jane

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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

Fun Facts about the name Jane

  • How many people with the first name Jane have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 369,240 babies born with the first name Jane in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jane to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jane? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 215 new born babies.
  • When was Jane first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jane is Wednesday, September 26th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Jane born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jane was in 1947 with a total of 9,941 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jane!
  • Random Jane Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jane ranks 45th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 267 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Jane: Your name in reverse order is Enaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jaen. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jane? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 801 people with the last name Jane.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jane? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jane as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Jane as a first name

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Popularity of Jane as a last name

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Common last names for Jane

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • White
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Thomas
  • Allen
  • Campbell
  • Harris
  • Young

Common first names for Jane

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jane U.S.
  White 59.43% 64.26%
  African American 10.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.12% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 17.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jane

People with the last name Jane are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

English

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.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Jane
Senses
  1. A coin of Genoa; any small coin.
  2. A kind of twilled cotton cloth. See Jean.

Etymology: LL. Janua Genoa; L. Genua, also OE. Jean

From French Jeanne, from Old French Jehane, from Medieval Latin Johanna; from Latin Iōhannēs (variant of Iōannēs), from New Testament Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), from Biblical Hebrew יוֹחָנָן (Yōḥānān), perhaps contracted from a former יְהוֹחָנָן (Yəhōḥānān, “God is gracious”).

  1. A female given name; the standard feminine form of John since the 17th century.
  2. A patronymic surname​ derived from a Middle English variant of John.
  3. (informal) A woman, often specifically a girlfriend.
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Jane was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Jane

Jane Austen

Jane Austen was a romance novel writer. Her career lasted from 1787 to 1809. Jane was born on December 16th, 1775 in Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England. She passed away on July 18th, 1817.

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Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda is an actress, writer, and activist. She was most prominent from 1959 to present. Jane was given the name Jayne Seymour Fonda by her parents Henry Fonda and Frances Ford Seymour on December 21st, 1937 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Jane Goldman

Jane Goldman is a screenwriter, author, and producer. She was most prominent from 1993 to present. Jane was given the name Jane Loretta Anne Goldman on June 11th, 1970.

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Jane Levy

Jane Levy is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2011. Jane was born on December 29th, 1989 in Los Angeles. Jane is also known as Levy and Jane Colburn.

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Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour was royalty. She was most active from 1536 to 1536. She breathed her last breath on October 24th, 1537.

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Jane Krakowski

Jane Krakowski is an actress and singer. She was most active from 1983 to present. Jane was given the name Jane Krajkowski on October 11th, 1968 in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, United States.

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  • Jane Seymour
    (actress)
  • Jane Wyman
    (actress)
  • Jane Addams
    (social and political activist)
  • Jane Russell
    (actress)
  • Jane Lynch
    (actress)
  • Jane Birkin
    (singer)
  • Jane Leeves
    (actress)
  • Carole Lombard
    (actress)
  • Jane Kaczmarek
    (actress)
  • Jane Porter
    (fictional character)
  • Jane Jacobs
    (journalist)
  • Jane Asher
    (actress)
  • Jane Curtin
    (actress/comedian)
  • Jane Wagner
    (screenwriter)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jane

Thomas Jane

Thomas Jane is an actor, screenwriter, film director, film producer, and comic book writer. He has been prominent since 1987. Thomas was given the name Thomas Elliott III on February 22nd, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

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Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane was an army scout, explorer, performer, and frontier woman. She holds the title The Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane. Calamity was given the name Martha Jane Cannary on May 1st, 1852 in Princeton, Missouri. Calamity is also known as Calamity Jane, Burke, and Martha Jane Canary. She passed away on August 1st, 1903.

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Patrick Jane

Patrick Jane is an independent consultant for the federal bureau of investigation, independent consultant for the california bureau of investigation, ;, fake psychic, medium, circus attraction, showman, consultant, fraud, mediumship, and circus.

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Cory Jane

Cory Jane is an influential individual. Cory was born on February 8th, 1983 in Lower Hutt.

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Lady Franklin Jane

Lady Franklin Jane was a leading individual. Lady was given the name Jane Griffin on December 4th, 1791 in London, England. She breathed her last breath on July 18th, 1875.

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Jane

Jane is a computational theory of mind.

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What does the name Jane mean?

Jis for joy, that you always bring.

Ais for agreeable, the best side of you!

Nis for nifty, how neat!

Eis for enrich, a quality you share.

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