January Name Meaning & Origin

January

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Comments and insights on the name January: | Edit

January is a nice name. It makes me think of an older sister. An older sister that wants to be cool but still loves her non-cool siblings.

Personal experiences with the name January: | Edit

My cousin is named January. Her parents named her and her sister (my other cousin) after the months they were born in; January and April. Personally, I believe they look exactly like the months they were born in; April has lots of freckles, chocolate brown eyes and straight, red hair. January has pale skin, long straight platinum blonde hair and ice-blue eyes. Crazy, huh?

Nicknames for January: | Edit

Jan, Jannie, Jam

Meanings and history of the name January: | Edit

January means is "month of the wolf" in Saxon terms.

Means "janus' month." Janus is the god of the doorway in Roman Mythology. As in, January is the door to the new year.

Famous real-life people named January: | Edit

January Kristen Jones, American actress and model
January Schofield, a little girl with the very rare condition of child onset schizophrenia. Her IQ was 146 at age 4, she is extremely smart, but sadly on a lot of meds for her psychosis.

January in song, story & screen: | Edit

January Wayne, in the novel "Once Is Not Enough"

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