Jane

Jane - A very unique female name



  Mar 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jane, meaning God's gracious gift, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #116. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jane and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jane? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Jane. The baby girl name Jane was given to 894 baby girls in 2012, ranking #340 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,581 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jane peaked in popularity 71 years ago in 1946 on position 35.



Famous with this name

Jane Fonda
Thomas Jane
Jane March


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Jane is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jane is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #58 - and is the least popular in North Carolina at position #640.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Jane is where you live.


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Jane origin and meaning

Jane is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means God's gracious gift. To see famous people named Jane, pop culture references for the name Jane and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jane

We've found the following names that sound similar to Jane, sorted by popularity.

Joan / Jean / Jamie / Jasmine / Joanne / June / Jeanne / Joann / Jenna / Joanna /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012340
2011374
2010381
2009386
2008390
2007425
2006478
2005474
2004459
2003430
2002418
2001423
2000446
1999442
1998426
1997407
1996408
1995427
1994371
1993372
1992396
1991360
1990341
1989323
1988347
1987355
1986355
1985337
1984322
1983294
1982286
1981314
1980311
1979333
1978328
1977314
1976318
1975299
1974284
1973263
1972236
1971227
1970202
1969170
1968146
1967127
1966110
196595
196493
196375
196273
196172
196067
195966
195861
195756
195650
195550
195449
195343
195242
195143
195039
194941
194839
194736
194635
194536
194441
194344
194246
194146
194047
193946
193844
193741
193642
193543
193448
193347
193248
193150
193055
192962
192862
192760
192656
192553
192452
192355
192255
192147
192048
191953
191853
191755
191662
191569
191471
191381
191289
191199
1910116

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah58
Idaho104
Washington165
Montana229
Connecticut238
Massachusetts243
Ohio248
Illinois259
Michigan263
Maryland273
Oregon293
Wisconsin302
New York309
Minnesota309
Nevada313
Pennsylvania325
Virginia327
New Jersey348
South Carolina357
California360
Arizona372
Missouri382
Indiana385
New Mexico414
Colorado452
Oklahoma457
Louisiana463
Texas483
Iowa494
Georgia499
Kentucky520
Arkansas527
Alabama556
Florida582
Tennessee583
Kansas615
North Carolina640

Even more about Jane


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Jane a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Jane?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1946
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Jane
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,581
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +894

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