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437
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in 2010

Janet

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

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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

Fun Facts about the name Janet

  • How many people with the first name Janet have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 557,103 babies born with the first name Janet in the United States. That's more than enough people named Janet to occupy the country of Solomon Islands with an estimated population of 553,935 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Janet? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 28 new born babies.
  • When was Janet first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Janet is Wednesday, February 24th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Janet born? The highest recorded use of the first name Janet was in 1954 with a total of 18,460 babies. That's a lot of babies named Janet!
  • Random Janet Factoid: According to the 1936 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Janet ranks 17th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 339 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1936.
  • Weird things about the name Janet: Your name in reverse order is Tenaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Njaet. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Janet? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 437 people with the last name Janet.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Janet? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Janet as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Janet as a first name

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Popularity of Janet as a last name

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Common last names for Janet

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

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Janet U.S.
  White 74.83% 64.26%
  African American 11.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Janet

People with the last name Janet are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

English

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.

Medieval diminutive of Jane. It survived in Scotland and has been revived in all English-speaking countries since the 19th century.

  1. A female given name.
  2. A hamlet in Alberta, Canada

Notable Persons With the Name Janet

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is an influential human. She holds the title Nasty", Rhythm Nation", All for You", and Black Cat". She has had major accomplishments since 1973. Janet was given the name Janet Damita Jo Jackson on May 16th, 1966 in Gary, Indiana, U.S.

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Janet Leigh

Janet Leigh was an actress. Her career lasted from 1947 to 2004. Janet was given the name Jeanette Helen Morrison on July 6th, 1927 in Merced, California, U.S. She breathed her last breath on October 3rd, 2004.

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Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen is a Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve System, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 15th Chair of the Federal Reserve, Vice Chair of theFederal Reserve System, President. Janet was born on August 13th, 1946.

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Janet Reno

Janet Reno is a 78th United States Attorney General. Janet was born on July 21st, 1938 in Miami.

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Janet Montgomery

Janet Montgomery is an actress. She has been prominent since 1997. Janet was given the name Janet Ruth Montgomery on October 29th, 1985 in Bournemouth. Janet is also known as Montgomery and Janet Ruth (full name).

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Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano is a President of the University of California, United States Attorney for the District of Arizona, President of theUniversity of California, 3rd United States Secretary of Homeland Security, 21st Governor of Arizona, 23rd Attorney General of Arizona, . Janet was born on November 29th, 1957.

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  • Janet Varney
    (actress)
  • Janet McTeer
    (important human)
  • Jan Hooks
    (actress)
  • Janet Jones
    (actress)
  • Kim Hunter
    (actress)
  • Janet Street-Porter
    (influential person)
  • Janet Devlin
    (musician)
  • Janet Gaynor
    (actress)
  • Janet Mock
    (writer)
  • Janet Evanovich
    (writer)
  • Janet Ellen Morris
    (author)
  • Janet Waldo
    (actress)
  • Janet Evans
    (swimmer)
  • Janet Frame
    (novelist)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Janet

Pierre Janet

Pierre Janet was a scientist in the fields of psychology, philosophy, and psychiatry. Pierre was born on May 30th, 1859 in Paris. He died on February 24th, 1947.

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Charles Janet

Charles Janet was a leading person. Charles was born on June 15th, 1849. He left this life on February 7th, 1932.

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Roberto Janet

Roberto Janet is an influential person. Roberto was born on August 29th, 1986 in Santiago de Cuba Province. Roberto is also known as Roberto Durruty.

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Joanna Janét

Joanna Janét is a country music singing. Joanna was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Ernie Janet

Ernie Janet is a football player. His career lasted from 1972 to 1975. Ernie was born on July 22nd, 1949 in Renton, Washington.

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Gbadebo Oluwaseyi Janet

Gbadebo Oluwaseyi Janet is an athlete for the Sunshine Queens.

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What does the name Janet mean?

Jis for jolly, the fun side!

Ais for admirers, and all that you have!

Nis for narrator, tell many stories

Eis for enduring, forever will your memory remain

Tis for tough, for you are not easily broken

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