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Jane

God is gracious
ORIGIN: Hebrew
POPULARITY: 582
Jane as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin meaning "God is gracious". It was originally a feminine form of John. A longtime popular girl's name. It is not a royal name, but has been borne by the 16th century's Lady Jane Grey who was unwillingly proclaimed queen. It was influenced by the 19th-century use as the name of the central character in Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre".
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Lady Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, from July 10 to 19, 1553, as the successor to Edward VI. Born October 15, 1537, she faced strong opposition from Parliament, public outrage and religious conflict, and she was quickly dethroned. Her replacement, Mary Tudor, known as Bloody Mary, took pity on 17-year-old Jane and imprisoned her in the Tower of London. But ultimately, when Jane opposed Mary’s religious directives, she was executed.

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