Jana

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

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Origin and Meaning

1) Short form of names ending with -iana/-iane, -jana/-jane, -jaana [1]

2) Female form of Jan (see also -a) [1] [2] [3] [4]

3) Swedish form of Jane 2 [1]

4) Variant form of Janna [5]

5) Short form of Johana (see Johanna) [2] [4]

6) Slavic form of Johanna [2]

Related Names

Iana
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Jaana
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Jaani
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Greenlandic
Jana
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Danish Faroese Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Jane
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Jâne
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Jani
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Janie
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Yana
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See also Janina, Janita, Janka, Janna, Jansine, Jansý

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Januson Faroe Islands
Jönuson Iceland

Female

Janudóttir Faroe Islands
Jönudóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Jana
Genitive: Janas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Jana
Accusative: Janu
Dative: Janu
Genitive: Janu
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Jana
Genitive: Janan
Partitive: Janaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Jana
Accusative: Jönu
Dative: Jönu
Genitive: Jönu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Jana
Genitive: Janas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Jana
Genitive: Janas

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 108 people were named Jana (percentage of first or only given name: 77 %) [7]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[8]
1434 1661 1430 1654 4 7
Denmark Denmark[9]
428
n.a.
426
n.a.
2
n.a.
Finland Finland[10]
n.a.
805
n.a.
805 0 0
Iceland Iceland[11]
93 128
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[12]
0 5
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[13]
539
n.a.
539
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Jana (f) Sources: [8][9][13][10]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Jana (f) Sources: [14]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  6. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. 10.0 10.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  12. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  13. 13.0 13.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  14. details see Name Statistic tables