Janina Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Jane:
English cognate of the French Jehanne and Jeanne, which are feminine forms of Jean, a cognate of John (God is gracious). Jane, a perennially popular name, was the name of the central character in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre (1847).
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my name! Used to be very popular in Poland but not so much any more apparently. It's pronounced yuh-KNEE-na. The J is soft. Using a hard J like in Janine just kills the beauty of the name. I get many many compliments on having such a unique name.
I have a friend called Janina. I'm from Finland, and I've noticed that it's becoming really popular there now.
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Jani, Jasha, Janka are what I've been told. You can use a Y in english spellings though otherwise people will mispronounce the soft J, which sounds like a Y, and say "Janey" instead of Jani (rhymes with Bonnie).
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German, Polish form of Jane or Jeannine. Finnish feminine from of Jan.
Pronounced: yah-NEE-nah (Polish and German)
Pronounced: Ya-Ni-Na (Finnish)
- Famous real-life people named Janina: | Edit
Janina Fetlińska, was a member of the Polish Senate.
Janina Fry, Finnish pop singer and model.
Janina Gavankar, American actress and musician.
- Janina in song, story & screen: | Edit
Unelmavävyt - Janina (A song)