Janie isn't in one of the top 1,000 baby names for girls in the United States any longer and hasn't been in nearly two decades, but it is regaining some popularity. It has a quaint, old-fashioned feel to it, and it's quite versatile. It goes well with a variety of middle names, including some unique and trendy options. Janie could have symbolic meaning to new parents of the Christian faith.

Meaning of the name Janie:

Hebrew: God is gracious
Greek: Noble, aristocrat

Origin of the name Janie:

Janie is unique in that it has two origins, and in both cases, it started out as a nickname. The most common, of course, is that it's a nickname for the Hebrew name Jane. Jane is the feminine spelling of the masculine name John. In this case, it means “God is gracious.”

The other origin is that it's a nickname for the Greek name Eugenia. In that case, it would mean “noble” or “aristocrat.”

Symbolism of the name Janie:

Because of its meaning to people of the Christian faith, new parents may find that Janie is symbolic of God's love. If you are a fan of the Greek origin, you may use it if you see your daughter as being well-born or noble.

Baby name Janie

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Gender of the name Janie:

Janie is a girl's name.

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Emotion evoked from the name Janie:

The baby name Janie evokes images of someone who is happy and light-hearted.

Alternative spellings for the name Janie:

  • Janey 
  • Jayni
  • Jaynie
  • Jayney
  • Jaynee

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Popularity of the name Janie:

According to the Social Security Administration, Janie was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States up until 2002. It was most popular in 1946 when it ranked at number 158. It ranked at number 946 in 2002.

Related names for the name Janie:

Great middle names for Janie and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Janie:

  • Janie Bradford (songwriter)
  • Janie Fricke (country music singer)
  • Janie Dee (actress and singer)
  • Janie Taylor (ballet dancer)
  • Janie Tienphosuwan (actress and model)

Janies in popular culture:

  • Janie(character in the “Janie Johnson” series of books by Caroline B. Cooney)
  • Janie Hobbs (character from the TV show “See Dad Run”)
  • Janie(character in the book “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston)
  • Janie Conway (character in the movie “Janie”)
  • Janie Steadman (character on the TV show “Thirtysomething”)