|Number in U.S||👶 374,000|
|Rate in 2021||571|
|Name origin||🌍 Hebrew , English|
Meaning of name Jane:
Jane is the English feminine form of John. John is the English form of the Latin “Iohannes”, the Greek “Ioannes” and the Hebrew “Yochanan” all of which translate to 'Yahweh (God) is gracious' or 'God is generous, compassionate'. The name owes most of its popularity to the New Testament figures of Saint John the Baptist and John the Apostle; and has traditionally been a name of great importance since the early Christians. The angel Gabriel appeared to his father (Zechariah) stating that God will give his barren wife (Elizabeth) a son (John) to help prepare the way for the Messiah (Jesus). John the Baptist's highest honor is to baptize Jesus in the Jordan River. The other John, the apostle John, was a fisherman, the brother of James, and a follower of Christ. He is best known as one of the authors of the four gospels of the New Testament. The Gospel of John focuses on Jesus as the "Eternal One from heaven" and is considerably more theological and philosophical than the other three gospels. John is a name with many forms: Sean (Irish), Ian (Scotland), Giovanni (Italy), Jean (French), Juan (Spanish), Johann (German), Jan (Dutch), and Ivan (Russian). The name was reintroduced to Western Europeans after the First Crusade (11th century) by the Eastern Christians of the Byzantine Empire. From that point on, John became an ultra-popular choice among the English, awarded to one in five children of the late Middle Ages.
Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. The Three personality is like a child - always young and full of joy. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. Three by three they seem to live with a bright and seemingly unwavering aura that draws others to them. Luck also has a tendency to favor number three.
Jane sort of hovered near the top 100-150 names in the United States from the late 1880s through the turn of the 20th century. In 1911, she finally got a coveted spot in the top 100 most used girl names. In America. And that place would be held for 55 consecutive years. The height of Jane's popularity was mainly during the 1940s, when she hit the Top 50. In 1966, Jane finally fell from her top 100 position and has been in a slow free fall ever since. She was at her lowest point ever on the charts in the early years of the 21st century, but the name has shown some promise of a slight uptick in recent years. We were surprised that Jane hasn't seen the revival of popularity like Emma, Lucy and Lily. She is so lady-like and timeless; besides the simple sound of a clear and radiant syllable she is pleasant. Perhaps many parents also find her 'normal' Jane? Jane can wear a lot of hats in our opinion. She can be real (Lady Jane Grey); she can be literary (Jane Austen); she can be a scientist (Jane Goodall); she may be an activist (Jane Addams); she can be sexy (Jane Russell); she can be a fighter (Calamity Jane); she can be tragic (Jane Seymour, wife of Henry VIII); and she can be a multifaceted modern woman (Jane Fonda). It's a head scratcher that Jane isn't more popular amid today's female naming trends that favor these timeless classics with elegance.
Famous people named Jane
Lady Jane Gray (briefly Queen of England)
Jane Austen (novelist)
Jane Goodall (primates)
Jane Seymour (actress)
Jane Seymour (wife of King Henry VIII)
Jane Addams (suffragist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate)
Jane Fonda (actress)
Jane Curtin (comics/actress)
Jane Russell (actress)
Jane Kaczmarek (actress)
Jane Wyman (actress)
Jane Krakowski (actress)
Jane Leeves (actress)
Calamity Jane (frontierswoman)
Jane Pauley (TV journalist)
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I love this. My daughter will be named Callie Jane :) Jane is my mother-in-laws middle name (RIP)