Janne is a Frisian and Nordic name and suitable for girls (e.g. in Norway, Denmark, Estonia) and boys (e.g. in Finland, Sweden). It is a short form of the Hebrew names Johanna or Johannes. In Germany it is mostly a feminine name and also a short form of Marianne.
Janne means Yahweh is gracious” (from Hebrew “yo/יֹו”, abbreviation of “yeho/יְהוֹ” = referring to the Hebrew God + “ḥanán/חָנַן” = to show favor/to be gracious). Besides, Janne means “sea of bitterness”, “drop of the sea”, “star of the sea”, “rebelliousness”, “exalted one”, “wished for child” and “grace”, “favor” (from Marianne).
The name Janne is ranked #2822 overall.
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