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Janette is a pleasant baby name for girls. Feminine but firm, Janette's universal appeal made it one of the top baby names of the 20th century. The name also remains relevant in popular culture. Janette Grayson is the name of a character in the Law and Order franchise, and Janette DuCharme is a vampire on the Forever Knight series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Janette:

Hebrew: God is gracious

Origin of the name Janette:

Janette is a hypocorism of the name Jane or an alternative spelling of the name Jeanette. Both names entered English via the Old French name Jehanne, and Jehanne was the female variation n of the Latin name Johannes. The Latin name was an adaption of the Greek spelling Iōannēs, and the name ultimately derives from the Old Hebrew phrase Yochanan (meaning “God is gracious”)

Symbolism of the name Janette:

Janette is a diminutive of Jane or a variation of Jeanette (meaning “God is gracious”). It is also a feminine variation of the name Johannes (or John). According to the New Testament, the evangelical symbol of St. John is the eagle.

Style of the name Janette:


Gender of the name Janette:

Janette is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Janette:


Number of syllables in the name Janette:


Emotion evoked from the name Janette:

The name Janette evokes feelings of friendship and favor.

Alternative spellings for the name Janette:

  • Jannette
  • Janet
  • Jeanette 
  • Jeannette
  • Janetta
  • Jennet

Nicknames for the name Janette:

Popularity of the name Janette:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Janette was the 4,848th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

Related names for the name Janette:

Great middle names for Janette and their meanings:

  • Ariadne (most holy)
  • Bellamy (beautiful friend)
  • Chanya (grace)
  • Elena (bright, shining light, torch, moon)
  • Gloria (immortal glory)
  • Klare (clear, bright, famous)
  • Mahalia (tenderness, affection, lyre)
  • Mara (bitter, strength)
  • Novalee (new meadow)
  • Rosario (rosary, prayer beads)
  • Silvia (woodland, forest)
  • Thalia (dew of heaven, lamb, bloom)
  • Zillah (shade, shadow)

Famous people with the name Janette:

Janette in popular culture:

  • Janette Grayson (character in the Law and Order franchise)
  • Janette DuCharme (vampire on the Forever Knight series)
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