Infographic of Janet name meaning, which is “The gracious gift of God.” A diminutive form of Joanna, the feminine form of John.
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Janet Name Popularity

How popular is the name Janet? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 225 240 0.0682%
1911 192 327 0.0878%
1912 182 494 0.098%
1913 163 669 0.118%
1914 167 832 0.1194%
1915 159 1,135 0.1249%
1916 142 1,430 0.148%
1917 136 1,575 0.1574%
1918 128 1,805 0.1682%
1919 126 1,853 0.177%
1920 125 2,041 0.1836%
1921 124 2,108 0.1841%
1922 127 1,999 0.1794%
1923 121 2,198 0.1962%
1924 118 2,276 0.196%
1925 110 2,415 0.2137%
1926 110 2,448 0.2226%
1927 109 2,534 0.2289%
1928 95 2,775 0.2594%
1929 82 3,044 0.2939%
1930 53 4,596 0.44%
1931 45 4,939 0.5004%
1932 35 5,783 0.5853%
1933 25 7,338 0.7876%
1934 21 8,068 0.8346%
1935 22 7,851 0.8079%
1936 21 8,074 0.8382%
1937 18 9,361 0.95%
1938 16 9,866 0.9637%
1939 17 10,114 0.9943%
1940 19 10,100 0.9502%
1941 18 11,136 0.9894%
1942 19 13,060 1.0342%
1943 20 13,312 1.0197%
1944 21 12,591 1.0159%
1945 21 12,325 1.0106%
1946 21 14,142 0.9584%
1947 23 15,235 0.9127%
1948 24 13,979 0.8757%
1949 23 14,856 0.9235%
1950 18 16,194 1.0058%
1951 19 16,948 0.9996%
1952 19 17,927 1.027%
1953 19 17,768 1.0039%
1954 19 18,466 1.0102%
1955 20 17,914 0.9739%
1956 21 16,763 0.8875%
1957 23 15,748 0.8184%
1958 28 14,817 0.784%
1959 28 14,960 0.7874%
1960 32 14,251 0.7521%
1961 32 13,928 0.7377%
1962 35 12,254 0.6675%
1963 40 10,667 0.5942%
1964 48 9,255 0.5258%
1965 55 7,658 0.4683%
1966 57 6,433 0.412%
1967 61 5,652 0.3724%
1968 73 4,834 0.3219%
1969 83 4,383 0.2845%
1970 96 4,158 0.2613%
1971 112 3,390 0.2256%
1972 111 2,942 0.216%
1973 119 2,508 0.1935%
1974 130 2,174 0.1673%
1975 140 1,938 0.1508%
1976 142 1,866 0.1448%
1977 147 1,932 0.1433%
1978 157 1,716 0.1276%
1979 160 1,735 0.123%
1980 173 1,587 0.1085%
1981 177 1,538 0.1046%
1982 182 1,485 0.0994%
1983 190 1,374 0.0931%
1984 207 1,241 0.0834%
1985 210 1,199 0.079%
1986 213 1,213 0.0804%
1987 204 1,280 0.0839%
1988 224 1,142 0.0733%
1989 229 1,176 0.0729%
1990 224 1,244 0.0751%
1991 238 1,136 0.0697%
1992 232 1,166 0.0731%
1993 262 1,028 0.0659%
1994 277 982 0.064%
1995 306 877 0.0582%
1996 340 785 0.0524%
1997 369 708 0.0479%
1998 372 726 0.0485%
1999 427 607 0.0405%
2000 421 635 0.0416%
2001 415 658 0.0437%
2002 453 593 0.0396%
2003 501 531 0.0349%
2004 444 649 0.0426%
2005 561 465 0.0304%
2006 570 474 0.0303%
2007 669 389 0.0247%
2008 711 367 0.0237%
2009 784 307 0.0205%
2010 870 249 0.0173%
2011 922 220 0.0154%
2012 1,106 160 0.0112%
2013 1,151 139 0.0098%
2014 1,312 104 0.0071%
2015 1,323 102 0.007%
2016 1,308 103 0.0071%
2017 1,246 108 0.0077%
2018 1,245 105 0.0076%
2019 1,456 73 0.0054%

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Names Like Janet

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What names are variants of Janet?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Gianetta

God is gracious

Scottish

Janeta

God is gracious

Scottish

Janeth

God is gracious

Scottish

Janett

Scottish

Janetta

God is gracious

Scottish

Janette

God is gracious

Scottish

Janit

God is gracious

Scottish

Jannet

Scottish

Janneth

Scottish

Jannette

Scottish

Janot

Scottish

Jenetta

Scottish

Jenette

God is gracious

Scottish

Jennet

God is gracious

Scottish

Jennette

Scottish

Jinnet

Scottish

Jinnett

Scottish

Johnetta

God is gracious

Scottish

Johnette

God is gracious

Scottish

Jonette

God is gracious

Scottish


What names sound like Janet?

If you like how Janet sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Janet.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Anet

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Annet

He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

Jandy

God is gracious

Hebrew

Janita

God is gracious

Spanish

Junot

Queen of heaven

Latin

Waneta

Pale-skinned

English

Wyanet

Beautiful

Native American


What names are similar to Janet?

Find a name that’s like Janet, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Anjanette

American

Jan

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jennie

A variant spelling of Jenny.

English

Jessie

He sees

Hebrew

Sinead

God is gracious

Irish


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