Janus

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Usage

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

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Origin and Meaning

1) Latin janus = 'archway' [1] [2] [3] [4]

2) Dutch short form of Adrianus (see also -anus) [1] [4]

3) Dutch variant form of Johannes [1]

4) "Latinised" form of Jens (see also -us) [3]

Related Names

Janus
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish

See also Januarius

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Janusarson Faroe Islands Iceland
Janusson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Janusardóttir Faroe Islands Iceland
Janusdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Janus
Genitive: Janus'
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Janus
Accusative: Janus
Dative: Janusi
Genitive: Janusar
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Janus
Genitive: Januksen
Partitive: Janusta
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Janus
Accusative: Janus
Dative: Janusi
Genitive: Janusar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Janus
Genitive: Janus'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Janus
Genitive: Janus' / Janus

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

8 April

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

8 April

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Mythology

  • Janus is the Roman god of gateways and beginnings. The month of January is named for him.

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 14 people were named Janus (percentage of first or only given name: 36 %) [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&
Denmark Denmark[8]
1324
n.a.
0
n.a.
1324
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[9]
26 36
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[10]
13 59
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[11]
18 41 0 0 18 41
Finland Finland[12]
n.a.
70 0 0
n.a.
70
Norway Norway[13]
18
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
18
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.

 

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Janus (m) Sources: [14]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  6. Málráðið: Góðkend fólkanøvn, http://www.malrad.fo/ (Name List by Faroese Language Board)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  8. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  10. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  11. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  14. details see Name Statistic tables