Jayne Name Meaning & Origin

Jayne

Pronunciation: JAYN (key)

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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Comments and insights on the name Jayne: | Edit

Jayne is a classic name, pronounced Jaynē the same as Janie, and the y gives it some style.

All of the Jaynes that I know pronounce it exactly as you would pronounce Jane.

Personal experiences with the name Jayne: | Edit

This is my middle name. Every second girl my age (1984) has the middle name Jane. I like that there is the familiarity there (especially as I have a first name that was very uncommon the year of my birth), but that it isn't the same as everyone else's.

Nicknames for Jayne: | Edit

Jaynie, Jay, J, Ynie

Meanings and history of the name Jayne: | Edit

God's gracious gift

Famous real-life people named Jayne: | Edit

Jayne Mansfield, an American actress, one of the leading blonde sex symbols of the 1950s.

Jayne in song, story & screen: | Edit

Jayne Cobb was a MALE character in the TV series "Firefly" and the movie "Serenity," played by actor Adam Baldwin.

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