Jane

Pronunciation: ja-hne-h
Origin: France
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Europe

The name Jane is of English origin and means "God is gracious". It is derived from the Old French name Jehanne, which is thought to be connected to the Hebrew name Yochanan, also meaning "Yahweh is merciful". Jane first gained popularity in the mid-16th century. The name has a classic and timeless appeal, and it has been associated with numerous notable individuals, such as Jane Austen, Jane Fonda, and Jane Goodall.

Jane Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Jane is currently #631 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Jane is currently #331 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Jane is currently #622 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Jane is currently #329 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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Famous People Named Jane

  • Jane Austen: Jane Austen was an English novelist known for her works "Pride and Prejudice," "Sense and Sensibility," and "Emma." She passed away in 1817.
  • Jane Fonda: Jane Fonda is an American actress, political activist, and former fashion model known for her roles in "Klute," "Coming Home," and "Grace and Frankie."
  • Jane Goodall: Jane Goodall is an English primatologist and anthropologist known for her extensive study of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania.
  • Jane Lynch: Jane Lynch is an American actress, comedian, and author known for her roles in "Glee," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," and "Best in Show."
  • Jane Birkin: A British and French actress and singer, famous for her partnership with Serge Gainsbourg and her roles in films like "Blow Up" and "La Belle et la Bête"