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Gender: Male Meaning of Janos: "God is gracious" Origin of Janos: Hungarian variation of John

The name Janos is a boy's name meaning "God is gracious". Janos and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change Two Letters".

From the experts:

Pronounced YAH-nosh, has a serious, violin-playing air. Perhaps that's why it has so many nicknames: JANCKZI, JANCSI, JANI, JANKIA, JANKO.

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Famous People Named Janos

János Garay, Hungarian Olympic fencer
János Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician, co-founder of non-Euclidean geometry'
János Batsányi, Hungarian poet
János Kádár, Hungarian communist leader
János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist
János Arany, Hungarian poet, the "Shakespeare of ballads"
János Áder, President of Hungary
János Martonyi, former Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Pop Culture References for the name Janos

Janos Audron, character in the video game "Blood Omen"
Janos Skorzeny, character on TV's "Werewolf"
Janos Slynt, character in the Game of Thrones series