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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Jan
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Jan in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Jan:
Records indicate that 53,228 girls in the United States have been named Jan since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1956, when 3,200 people in the U.S. were given the name Jan. Those people are now 61 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Jan
Based on the comments submitted below
2 Positive Comments
"My name is Jan, I am 26 years old. I was always the only Jan in School, which was nice...I'm glad my name is less common." Aug. 6, 2009:
"My name is Jan, and I love the fact that is simple and strong. Current trends are toward flowery girls' names, but I think Jan is a refreshing choice for a baby girl. People always pronounce it correctly, and I have never met another Jan my age. The only drawback is that it is also a boys' name, so sometimes there is some confusion there, but I don't mind much." May. 18, 2008:
2 Negative Comments
"When I hear this name I automatically think of Jan Brady the outsider middle child of the Brady Bunch." Jun. 26, 2008:
"My mother's name is Jan and she has hated it all her life. The name is not feminine enough. When my grandparents couldn't decide on a name for thier second girl they named her Jan! When she was 16 they decided to change it to Janet but her name is one of the things she never forgave her parents for." Apr. 17, 2006:
2 Neutral Comments
"Everyone always asked me what my real name was...and I would say Just Jan - and they just didn't get it. and I am one of six kids...and a middle daughter...Jan Brady!!! I wish my name was Summer." Mar. 8, 2017:
"Went by Jan in school. Given name is Janetta pronounced Ja net ta. Absolutely hated first day of school and explaining i preferred Jan. I now use Janetta all the time. If you like the name Jan consider Janetta instead." Mar. 21, 2010:
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