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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 2018: #984

The name Jana is a girl's name of Czech, Latvian origin. Jana is ranked #984 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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Popularity

Jana is #1363 on Nameberry

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Pop Culture References for the name Jana

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

Comments

95mmaa Says:

2015-09-30T18:23:15

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

scblovesnames Says:

2015-09-18T05:14:45

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

Paige_Mackenzie Says:

2015-01-04T01:41:17

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

madmaddie Says:

2014-10-04T12:35:04

I prefer the “yah-na” pronunciation

Sis Says:

2014-06-19T04:41:33

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