Janina Name Meaning & Origin

Janina

Pronunciation: jah-NEE-nə (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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Related Names:

Gianina, Giannina, Jane, Yanina

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Personal experiences with the name Janina

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.

Nicknames for Janina

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).

Meanings and history of the name Janina

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

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

Unelmavävyt - Janina (A song)

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