Gender: Male Origin of January: Word name

January Origin and Meaning

The name January is a boy's name .

Cooler than the older month names like April and May, but would be very unusual to use for a boy.

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January's International Variations

Januarius, Janiusz, Jarek, Janiuszek (Polish) Gennaro (Italian) Janvier (French) Jenaro (Spanish) Januario (Portuguese)


Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


One of the few word names that I love.

Rev. Snarfleez J. Cattleprod Says:


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rli220 Says:


Seems feminine to me

arr! Says:


I see this as truly unisex name, though I'd probably use it as a boy one... I just like the nickname options better.

Scorpio Says:


Cute name, but I'm not too fond of the nicknames.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


This name is actually quite cute on a boy.

lesliemarion Says:


Another point is that while it truly would be unusual to use for a male, it is also unusual on a female. It's just not that common a name, which is part of what makes it refreshing.

lesliemarion Says:


Definitely male in my book. Great nicknames too: Jan, Janus, Janusz, Janvier.

AnonymousPerson Says:


I have always seen this as a boy's name.