Janet

Janet - A very unique female name



  Mar 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Janet, meaning God's gracious gift, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #225. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Janet and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Janet? 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 Janet. The baby girl name Janet was given to 160 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1161 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 8,833 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Janet peaked in popularity 81 years ago in 1938 on position 16.



Famous with this name

Janet Leigh
Janet Montgomery
Janet Kidder


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Janet is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Janet is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #578 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,423.

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 Janet is where you live.


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Janet origin and meaning

Janet is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means God's gracious gift. To see famous people named Janet, pop culture references for the name Janet and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Janet

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

Juanita / Jeanette / Jeannette / Janette / Jaunita / Janeth / Jannette / Jeanetta / Jacinda / Janett /

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
20121161
2011949
2010892
2009799
2008726
2007680
2006573
2005564
2004446
2003502
2002454
2001415
2000421
1999427
1998372
1997369
1996340
1995305
1994277
1993262
1992232
1991238
1990225
1989229
1988223
1987204
1986213
1985210
1984207
1983190
1982182
1981177
1980172
1979160
1978158
1977147
1976142
1975140
1974130
1973119
1972111
1971112
197096
196983
196873
196761
196657
196555
196448
196340
196235
196132
196032
195928
195828
195723
195621
195520
195419
195319
195219
195119
195018
194923
194824
194723
194621
194520
194421
194320
194219
194118
194019
193917
193816
193718
193621
193522
193421
193325
193235
193145
193053
192982
192895
1927109
1926110
1925110
1924118
1923121
1922127
1921124
1920125
1919126
1918128
1917136
1916142
1915159
1914167
1913163
1912182
1911192
1910225

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California578
Tennessee978
Georgia995
North Carolina997
Washington999
Florida1008
Illinois1014
Texas1030
Michigan1289
New York1423

Even more about Janet


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 Janet 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 Janet?

2 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
1938
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Janet
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 8,833
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +160

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