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Gender: Female Pronunciation: YAH-nah or JAN-ah Origin of Jana: Czech, feminine variation of Jan Meaning of Jan: Feminine variation of John Jana's Popularity in 2017: #910

The name Jana is a girl's name of Czech, Latvian origin. Jana is ranked #910 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mythology Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".

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A sweet name with many cross-cultural ties, popular in the Slavic countries, Holland, Scandinavia, and Ireland.

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Famous People Named Jana

Jana Rae Kramer, American actress and country singer
Jana Pittman, Australian athlete
Jana Novotna, Czech professional tennis player
Dragana "Jana" Todorovic, Serbian Singer
Jana Cepelova, Slovakian tennis player
Jana Maria Mashonee, American singer
Jana Nejedly, Czech-Canadian tennis player
Jana Pallaske, German actress and singer of Spitting Off Tall Buildings
Jana Hunter, American singer-songwriter
Jana Lazareva, Latvian rhythmic gymnast
Jana Carter, daughter of Billy Carter; niece of Pres. Jimmy Carter; wife of commentator Van Jones (CNN commentator and attorney)
Jana Marie Duggar, eldest daughter of reality TV's Duggar family; twin of brother John-David

Pop Culture References for the name Jana

Jana Cassidy, character on TV's "The X-Files"
Jana Brandner, character on German soap "Verbotene Liebe"
Jana, character on TV's "Wolfblood"
Jana Whitaker, character in the Internet Girls series by Lauren Myracle
Jana, character on TV's "Containment"
Jana Hawkes Fisher, character on American soap opera The Young and the Restless
"Jana of the Jungle," animated series and its main character

Jannah, Yanna, Janayah, Janaya, Janna, Yana, Iana


95mmaa Says:


For some reason, I prefer to pronounce it as Jane-ah/Jayna. :3

scblovesnames Says:


Jana, hmm. I'm thinking on it. At first I pronounced this Jay-na

Paige_Mackenzie Says:


I agree! While I like jan-ah, yah-nah just sounds more complete somehow for a name.

madmaddie Says:


I prefer the “yah-na” pronunciation

Sis Says:


Jana is familiar, yet uncommon. I love my name :)