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  • Records indicate that 14,320 girls in the United States have been named Janae since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2000, when 589 people in the U.S. were given the name Janae. Those people are now 20 years old.

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    Comments about the name Janae

    94% Approval Rating
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      29 Positive Comments

  • "My name is spelled Jena?. I?ve had one person spell it correctly and I?m almost 40. Does anybody ever get told the Forest Gump quote?? ?I love you Jen-a???" Dec. 3, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Janae and I was born February 1966. Most of my life never heard of another until I was in my 40's. My mom told me it meant born beautiful" Aug. 30, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love that Janae is not commonly used as a name, even though people get it wrong a lot. It reminds me of a light, crisp, cloud sparkling in the daylight. I would never get rid of my name." Nov. 23, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my name is Janae Miller and I tv is spelled the way I typed it. I was born in 1999 and I really like my namee. I get many commennts from people telling me how pretty my name is! The bad thing is that many people say it wrong and that makes me really mad!!! But on the good side, I love my name and I would never change it for anyone. My name is from my great family and it is a part of them. This ne helps me remember where im from and that my family is still apart of me and I will never forget them. :) #ilovemyname" Nov. 12, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters middle name is Janae but we pronounce is like it has a zsa for the Ja" Aug. 19, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Janae and my Mom thought she made up my name by taking hers (Janene) and combining with her sister's (Renee). I thought I was unique but have met a lot of others with different spellings. Of course its pronounced wrong but I really hate it when its written as ?Janea?, isn't that Juh-nay-uh?" Nov. 2, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Most people spell and say my name wrong. my parents thought of my name from my cousin's middle name, Denae, and swapped out the "D" for a "J" thus, creating Jenae. I personally think of the name as unique even though I usually go by Jae, or what my sister calls me "Nae."" Jun. 21, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm naming my baby girl this name but I don't know if I should spell it Janae or Janay" Feb. 18, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is janae,,spelled the exact way i wrote it . it is most times spelled wrong then it is pronounced . i often get spellings like ( janay, janai , jane ) and the most common janea . -__- other than that iLOVE MY NAME! and i wouldnt change it at all ( :" Jan. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is JENAE! Always curious of what it meant and why my mom chose it. No one has ever pronounced it wrong really. I know few people with the same name as me, different spelling same pronounciation. Janae, Jenay and two who spell it the same as me Jenae." Aug. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is jenaye.i love it. i always get comments as well." Jul. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Janae! We named our daughter Janae Taylor. I've known two others with the name Janae, but they spelled it differently (Jenee' and Jennay). We came up with the name to continue a family tradition of "Jan" names. My grandmother's name was Janet. My mom's name is Janel and my name is Jana. We considered spelling it Janay, but really like the 'e' on the end instead. Many people spell her name Jenae or Janea, but no one pronounces it wrong, yet - she's only 1, so I'm sure there'll be plenty of mispronunciations in her lifetime." Jul. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my Name is Janae Also, which my grandmother named me .. i was told my name was French, but hebrew too ." Jul. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Obviously everyone who is commenting is anmed Janae. My version is spelled just as i typed, and it actually is French. Sure, they may spell it different in France. The spelling doesn't affect the origin. I am patially French, and love my name. It's so unique and fun to say. Not to mention the nick names are endless.:]" Apr. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Janae and I am 49 years old. I never met or heard of anyone with my name until I was well into my forties and even then, they were all at least twenty years younger. I too thought my name was French, but when I was visiting in Paris, France, I had the opportunity to inquire about my name and was told that they could not identify my name as truly French. They said that the pronunciation was familiar but the spelling was not and to be truly would be spelled Genet with a soft g and silent t. (By the way....Genet is a flower that the French use to scent perfumes.) About ten years ago I found that Janae is in fact Hebrew and means "God answers" or "God replies" which makes more sense to me than the more common claim that it is English, Welsh or American as just another derivative of Jane or Janet. But then again.....there could be a connection since Jane means God is gracious and Janae means God replies---and it certainly is a gracious of God to reply to our prayers." Apr. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Janae I absolutely love that name its probably the best name in the whole entire world! But a LOT of people say it wrong and spell it wrong.But when I say my name to other people while I introduce myself they always say its a beautiful name. I've also only met one other girl with the same pronounciation so I think Janae is pretty unique!(:" Apr. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "No one can pronounce or spell my name! I spell it "Jenae" and nobody has any idea. I have to tell them that it rhymes with Renee or something. I love it though. It's a beautiful name, after my grandma who's name was Jean. I guess Jenae is a form of Jean." Feb. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Janae. Janae Leigh. i do not like my middle name. but i love my first name! yes, everyone always pronounces it wrong. ive met one janae, so it's very unique. i dont care, i love it and i wouldn't want a better name." Nov. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jenae' but people always spell it this way(Janae). It really made me mad as a child." Nov. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name's Janae williams i don't think it's that unique it's an okay name but i'm trying to figure out what it means in irish,hebrew, and english cause all these websites say differen't thigs" Sep. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to name my baby girl Janae but I want to put an apostrophe in her name but im not sure where i am suppose to put it at?!?!?" Sep. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name Janae!! but that's probally cause it's my name and it's really really annoying when people pronounce it wrong" Jul. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just might be the original Janae:-) I was born in 1968. Actually, my Mom got the name from a Janae who was already in existence. Furthermore, in my little high school (~150 in my class) there was yet another Janae! I was chuckling at your experiences with the name. I also use the Renee with a 'J' line to help with pronunciation. Also, had a college roommate who was certain I was African American because of the unique name. I really like having a unique name." Apr. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name Janae'i Skye I didn't like it up until 6th grade, but now I love it!!!" Aug. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Janae! "EVERYONE" Pronounces it wrong!! I'm cool with it though i love my awesome and unique name!! :)" May. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Janae, born in 1991. I have only heard my name twice in Hutchison and Wellington Kansas, but many people spell and even say my name rong. People aften spell my name Janea and pronounce my name "Janie" or "Jenna" or even "Janna". After correcting them they aften say you have a pretty name. And they have never heard that name before. Even though I get really angrey at people who dont spell or pronounce my name right, I like haveing a unique name." Jul. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Janae, born in 1982. Back then, my parents thought they were giving me an unheard-of name, but today it is a bit more popular. I've met a handful of other Janaes in my lifetime. People mispronounce my name ALL the time! It is pronounced Ja-NAY, but people often say "Janie" or "Jayna". I get tired of people mispronouncing my name, but almost always, when I correct them, the person will say "Wow, that's such a beautiful name!" I love having a unique name! I wouldn't change my name for anything!" Jun. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Tatum Jenae and people are all the time telling that i picked the two most beautiful names for a little girl! I think if flows really pretty and I used the e instead of the a just to spice it up. pronounced Jen-ae." Feb. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "A lot of people mispronounce the name Janae. When I went to college my roommate thought I was going to be African American because of my name and her name is Quincee so i thought she was going to be African American and we both showed up to our apt and we were both white." Apr. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "This is my bio name - just as it?s spelled here. I?ve never really liked it - it?s weird and no one can pronounce it." Aug. 13, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Janae spelled with an E.. I love it..People tell me it's a kul name.. I agree.. Yeah my name is Janae Nicole" Nov. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      25 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Janee'!!! I'm so happy that I found a website with people who have the same name as me!!! Though a lot of people pronounce my name wrong because they miss the apostrophe at the end which makes it "Janae".. I still love it because it's unique!" Apr. 17, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Janae i really like it because it's not common she was the only one in her school. Her middle name is Nicole a lot of people compliment her name. Of course she doesn't like it! so she goes by Jaye! nae" Jan. 22, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Janae. When I was I. My teens, my dad told me I was named after a girl he cheated on my mom with. ?She was 17, and beautiful, I wanted you to look just like her.? I?m still on the fence... almost wishing I didn?t know this. Until then I was told that since we all have J names, my dad thought of my moms best friend Renee and put a J on it, but liked this spelling. People always say it wrong... it doesn?t look so complicated to me. And then I politely correct them, and they say it?s pretty. I think that?s the common apology when you screw a name up. People ask me if it?s French... but we all learned about Edmond Genet, the friend explorer... so people associate the pronunciation with a French name. I like to say it fancy sometimes when I?m feeling sassy... Jza-Nae. Today, one of patients told me my name is intriguing and captivating. Lol... You ever know what you?re going to get wth a Janae." Jan. 20, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My parents made up my mom?s name when driving across country. My mom was named Genevieve and kids called her Jenny, which she hated at the time as she was teased as Jenny Gasoline as a kid. So when my folks were headed for their first military base, my dad told my mom that she could pick her own nickname. My mom?s family was French and her father?s middle name was Ren?, so they decided on Jen?, not realizing the feminine form should have had another e at the end. I had to pick a name in French class that was French and I said Jen?e. My French teacher refused to let me use it saying it was not a French name. In the last 20 years I have finally seen and heard the name Jen?. The first time I heard someone pronounce the name correctly was in a doctor?s office. I got up to see how it was spelled. In this case it was Jenae and I saw how it was pronounced correctly. Also I have seen it spelled Janai." Jul. 14, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I too am Jayn? (similar to Jayne' Andre'a who posted above and pronounced Janae). I love my name, but it is true no one can pronounce it if read or spell it if not. I was born in 1969." Jul. 11, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Janae. Most people do not pornoce my name wrong. But my last name is pretty crazy." Mar. 2, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jayne' Andre'a (pronounced Janae). I love my name but no one gets it right. I always get called jane no matter how many times I correct people. My mom told me it is French. It looks like I'm the only one with this spelling but regardless of the spelling, I'm happy to have a unique name." Jul. 13, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mine is Jenae and I was born in 69. My mom said she got it from a miss America pageant(miss France) the year I was born, but all I could find that was close was miss France 1976, Jeanne Beck. It's very possible that she named me from memory and didn't get the spelling exact, after all, most people don't spell it right when it's spelled out letter by letter.. ;) I've never actually known another Jenae, only people who say they know another... It would be so wired to say my name when referring to someone else." Jun. 19, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mines is spelled Jen?. .. love it but hate it at the same time because people always mispronounced it. Once in a while some might pronounce it correctly the first time." Apr. 19, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is JENAE' and i love the hebrew meaning of it "God has answered" my mom prayed for a little girl and here i am she did not know the hebrew meaning of it until i was much older but how cool is that she prayed he answered and JENAE was born" Mar. 5, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Janae and i have a french friend who told me the janae is a very pretty flower that only grows in france i looked it up on google it SO SO SO pretty" Jan. 15, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is janee with an accent on the first e. i know alot of people with my name so i cant say its unique.. but i love my name the name itself isn't french but the way its spelled is actually french. people always mispronounce by calling me jane,janey juh-knee i even got johnny before lol. alot of people think the way i spell my name is cool" Aug. 9, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name Is J'Nai And People Often Pronounce It Wrong But I Love That It's Different And I Have Only Met One Person That Spells It The Same" May. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Jenae.. and i love it everyone says it is beautiful!!! i agree. it is unique... all my teachers spell it wrong but its fun to know i am not the only Jenae!!!<3" Feb. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Janee' its french. Most people pronouce it wrong they say it like "Jane" but thats why you but (') at the end for Janee' pronouciation (Janae)" Dec. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate


  • "im Janea and I'm 18 and my name's been mispronounced as far back as i can remember.I've heard alot of pronunciations and its kind of a little joke to me to hear the trouble people have. At first I didn't like it but now I'm glad, it's different and I get compliments on my name so i guess people like different." Jun. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "haha jenae` leigh here too. people always think i'm going to be black though when they read it. and nearly every award or certificate or assigned piece of paper i've gotten growing up has had incorrect spelling. i know a few jenae's. one had the same first and middle name as i do. we were best friends actually." Jun. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jena'y (really its a French accent aigu over the A. Alot of people nowadays don't pronounce the name jenay wrong... They might say Jena (like Jenna) but thats about it. It's more common now" May. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I spell it Jene' and I love it... the only thing is that people pronounce it at first as Jenny or Gene... but the worst thing is definately being called Jenny in that strupid forrest gump voice... I've actually met quite a few people who share the name" Dec. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Janae. I'm Jodi Janae. whenever anyone reads my middle name they always say it like forrest gump says "jenny." it's frustrating because Janae is so beautiful." Sep. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Janae! Janae Williams; some people put an Apostrophe, the meaning of it in hewbrew is GOD HAS ANSWERED! wow." May. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Could be one way to honour Grandma Janet by calling your daughter Janae, just like a little Arleigh may be named for her Grandma Arlene." Jun. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jenay. its pronounced the same just spelled Different. i love my name other than people call janie! =[ which is my moms name. so it gets a tad confusin. but yeah Jenay is a tight name" Apr. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 6 year old explains "J-a-n-a-e". Like Renee with a "j"" Nov. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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