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God is gracious
Etymology & Historical Origin - Janae
Janae is a modern elaboration of Jane. Jane was developed in the Middle Ages as an English female equivalent to John which itself is the anglicized form of the ancient Hebrew “Yochanan” meaning “Yahweh (God) is gracious” or “God is generous, merciful”. John has always been and continues to be one of the most successful English names of all time, and has obviously spawned scores of variations in different languages for both genders. For females, John comes in the form of Jane, Jean, Joan and Joanne (English), Ivanna (Russian), Juana (Spanish), Giovanna (Italian), Jeanette (French), Johanna (German), etc. As an important Biblical figure in the Christian New Testament in the forms of both John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, it’s no wonder that John and his female equivalents were so pervasive throughout Europe from the Middle Ages onward. The English feminine Jane has also been one of the most successful and frequently used of all girls’ names since the 16th century. Not only that, but Jane has also given birth to many modern elaborations of herself: Janet, Janice, Janelle and Janissa. Janae is another such example of this latter 20th century trend.
Popularity of the Name Janae
Janae was coined in the 1970s in America. The name first appeared on the U.S. female naming charts in 1976 and showed some promising results by the early 1990s. The name achieved her best position on the charts at #464 in 1994 but has since been diminishing in favorability. While Janae has never been an ultra popular name in the United States, she did enjoy moderate success in the late 80s and early 90s. Now the name is showing signs of lost interest. When it comes to female John equivalents, American parents are right now showing preference for Italian versions (Gianna, Gia) and even Joanna, Jane, Janelle and Johanna are preferred over Janae. Janae hasn’t proven herself too well as she’s transitioned into the 21st century. Perhaps this one is considered too 1980s/90s. Janae does retain the charming sweetness of the older-fashioned Jane, but she also carries with her a more modern sensibility.
Popularity of the Girl Name Janae
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Literary Characters of the Baby Name Janae
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Popular Songs on Janae
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Janae
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Famous People Named Janae
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Children of Famous People Named Janae
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Janae - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Janae
The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature. They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.
Variations of the Baby Name - Janae