Jana Name Meaning & Origin

Jana

Pronunciation: JAN-ə, YAH-nə (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Jana: | Edit

My name is Jana and I've always loved it. I've only met a few others with the name. I've had people mispronouncing it all my life but I'm ok with that.

Anja and Jana are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Jana: | Edit

1. Named after her father, Jan.
2. I was named after my mother's cousin, Jennifer, and the pastor's wife, Jan.

Like you meet a girl with a not-so-common name, who, like, may be the only girl you've ever met with that name and she's, like, mean and obnoxious, naturally you're going to associate that name with somebody you don't like.

This was my great-aunt's name. She was a (very) smart and kind woman, so this name has always had good connotations for me. I did know a girl in high school named Jana though that was a bit spacey, but a very nice girl. I've always thought this was a pretty name overall.

Nicknames for Jana: | Edit

Jan, Jana Banana, Banana, Banan

Meanings and history of the name Jana: | Edit

Czech, Slovak, and German short-form for Johanna. An equivalent of Jane.
"God's Gracious Gift"

Famous real-life people named Jana: | Edit

Jana Duggar, American reality TV participant on the series "19 Kids and Counting."
Jana Kramer, American actress/Country artist
Jana Pallaske, German actress
Jana Novotná, Czech professional tennis player.
Jana Münster, German actress

Jana in song, story & screen: | Edit

India's National Anthem, though not referring to a person's name, is titled 'Jana Gana Mana' which translates to 'Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people.'
Character in Brittish Teen drama series Wolfblood - Jana

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