Jane

Gender:girl

Meaning:God is gracious

Origin:Hebrew

Pronunciation:JAYN

Variations:Jayne, Jaine

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Jane may have connotations of dullness (Jane Doe, Plain Jane) but nonetheless is a popular name that has always stood the test of time. You can’t go wrong with the name Jane!

Detailed Meaning

Jane was originally a feminine form of John, but is now a given name in its own right.

Famous People With This Name

Jane Austen is one of the most well-known British writers in history, famous for her novels such as “Pride and Prejudice” and “Emma.” Jane Fonda is an American actress and daughter of actor Henry Fonda. Jane Lynch is an American actress best known for her role on the television series, “Glee.”

Possible Nicknames

One possible nickname for Jane can be Janie or Janey.

Related Names

Jane can also be spelt Jaine and Jayne. The masculine form of the name is John.

Stories Featuring This Name

Jane Eyre is the titular character of the book of the same name, written by Charlotte Brontë. Jane Foster is a character in the Marvel Universe, most closely associated with the superhero, Thor. Jane Beale is a character on the British soap opera, “EastEnders.”

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