Name Jano Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Jano


Jano is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Jano?

Jano is a common name in Slavic countries and in Hungary and is considered a short form of Jan, Janosch, Johann or Johannes, which derived from the same Hebrew roots. Besides, Jano is a variant of the Finnish name Jarno, which derived from the biblical name Jeremiah. In Spain, Jano is a short form of Alejandro.

What does the name Jano mean?

Jano means “Yahweh is gracious” and “Yahweh is merciful” (from Hebrew “yo/יֹו”, abbreviation of “yeho/יְהוֹ” = referring to the Hebrew God + “ḥanán/חָנַן” = to show favor/to be gracious). Besides, Jano means “Yahweh will exalt” or “Yahweh will raise” (from Jeremiah) and “defending men” (from Alejandro).

Other variants and nicknames

Jano can also be spelled Janno or Jarno. Janoh and Jannoh are variants of Jano as well. Similar first names are Jan, Janosch, Jandro, Janek, Jannis, Janto, Jona, Jonah, Jon, Jonny or Janko. Popular nicknames are Jan, Jani, Jansci, Nano and Jay. A female variant of Jano is Jana. Anagrams for Jano are Jona, Anjo and Joan.

Jano is a rather rare first name however, if given, parents like to pair it with a middle name. Favorites are Alister, Aron, Axle, Cedric, Corban, Cristiano, Devonte, Karam, Maxton, Rogan and Zain.

Famous people named Jano

  • Janotofamous (born 2002) is a popular TikTok personality. He is known for his dance, lip-sync and POV videos and also has a huge number of followers on other social media platforms.
  • The Australian actor and comedian Jano Toussounian (born 1991) is especially known for his role as Chase Day in the movie “60 Minutes”.
  • Even though Jano is a boy’s name, Canadian singer Jeannine Bergeron goes by Jeannine “Jano” Bergeron. She was born in Quebec in 1958. Her first album from 1985 is also called Jano.

Pronunciation of Jano

Variants of the name Jano


Parents who like the name Jano also like

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Popularity of the name Jano

The name Jano is ranked #660 overall.

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