Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: God is Gracious
Main Origin Language: English
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In 2017 the name Janet...

• was given to 169 baby girls
• was the 1,357th most popular name for baby girls
• was 62% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Washington, California, and Arizona
• was about as popular as Jamiyah and Kamilla
Babies Named Janet Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Janet...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1952
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2015
• is 98% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 78% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Jean, Nancy, Rita, Bruce, Stanley, Ralph
• has the most opposite popularity history to Annalisa, Elana, Ilana, Rafael, Francesco, Brandt
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Janet Per State
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Geographically the name Janet...

• 112% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Rosalinda, Betsy, Selene, Aurelio, Ulises, Ryden
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Brooklyn, Lillian, Harper, Grayson, William, Jackson
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Janet by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Janet are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Janet will be the only kid named Janet in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Janet compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Janet rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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