US Popularity:596
Meaning:God is gracious
For parents seeking a simple and spectacular name, look no further than Jane. Women putting—or have put—in the work to change the “Plain Jane” connotations have done their due diligence and then some! Famous novelist Jane Austen, anthropologist Jane Goodall, and even actress Jane Lynch are just a few real-life Janes who’ve achieved great success and made the name one of the most recognizable since the 16th century. Fluff-free and feisty, Jane, meaning “God is gracious,” is as classic as a name can get.

Famous People Named Jane

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Jane Austen
  • Jane Fonda
  • Jane Wyman

Jane Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Jane is currently #940 on The Bump
Girl:Jane is currently #695 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Jane is currently #596 in U.S. births
Girl:Jane is currently #281 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 9
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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