Janet

First Name
557k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
437
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Janet mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Janet

"Janet" is a name of English origin, and it means "God Is Gracious". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

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 Named Janet

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

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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 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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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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 was born on June 15th, 1849. He left this life on February 7th, 1932.

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

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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 is an athlete for the Sunshine Queens.

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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 712 712 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 2,439 2,429 10
1926 2,474 2,468 6
1927 2,551 2,544 7
1928 2,792 2,783 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 7,365 7,342 23 #25 girl name
1934 8,094 8,068 26 #21 girl name
1935 7,885 7,855 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 11,166 11,136 30 #18 girl name
1942 13,099 13,060 39 #19 girl name
1943 13,362 13,316 46 #20 girl name
1944 12,627 12,591 36 #21 girl name
1945 12,361 12,325 36 #20 girl name
1946 14,172 14,142 30 #21 girl name
1947 15,265 15,235 30 #23 girl name
1948 14,004 13,979 25 #24 girl name
1949 14,883 14,856 27 #23 girl name
1950 16,224 16,194 30 #18 girl name
1951 16,973 16,948 25 #19 girl name
1952 17,956 17,927 29 #19 girl name
1953 17,803 17,768 35 #19 girl name
1954 18,496 18,466 30 #19 girl name
1955 17,942 17,914 28 #20 girl name
1956 16,800 16,763 37 #21 girl name
1957 15,783 15,748 35 #23 girl name
1958 14,849 14,817 32 #28 girl name
1959 14,989 14,960 29 #28 girl name
1960 14,276 14,251 25 #32 girl name
1961 13,957 13,928 29 #32 girl name
1962 12,284 12,254 30 #35 girl name
1963 10,694 10,667 27 #40 girl name
1964 9,281 9,255 26 #48 girl name
1965 7,681 7,658 23 #55 girl name
1966 6,453 6,433 20 #57 girl name
1967 5,671 5,656 15 #61 girl name
1968 4,847 4,834 13 #73 girl name
1969 4,410 4,383 27 #84 girl name
1970 4,168 4,158 10 #96 girl name
1971 3,409 3,394 15
1972 2,963 2,954 9
1973 2,533 2,521 12
1974 2,189 2,178 11
1975 1,956 1,950 6
1976 1,888 1,878 10
1977 1,951 1,943 8
1978 1,741 1,731 10
1979 1,753 1,746 7
1980 1,623 1,610 13
1981 1,582 1,568 14
1982 1,513 1,499 14
1983 1,410 1,398 12
1984 1,274 1,266 8
1985 1,257 1,242 15
1986 1,259 1,236 23
1987 1,330 1,312 18
1988 1,192 1,179 13
1989 1,231 1,210 21
1990 1,291 1,282 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 630 630 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 154 154 0
2016 162 162 0
2017 169 169 0

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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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Fun Facts about the name Janet

  • What name lists does Janet rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Janet? Janet is the 109th most popular name of all time. As a last name Janet was the 48,347th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Janet have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 557,448 babies born with the first name Janet in the United States. That's more than enough people named Janet to occupy the territory of Macau (China) with an estimated population of 557,400 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • 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 18,466 babies. That's a lot of babies named Janet!
  • Random Janet Factoid: According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Janet ranks 36th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 75 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1960.
  • 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 Anjet. 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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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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