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


Janus is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Janus?

Janus (Latin Ianus) is a name from Roman mythology. It is the God of gateways, transitions, of beginnings and endings. The month of January was named after him. Besides, Janus is a Low German variant of the name Johannes and a Dutch diminutive of Adrianus.

What does the name Janus mean?

Janus means “archway” or “gateway” (from Latin “ianus” or “ianua”), “Yahweh is gracious” (from Johannes) and “from Hadria” (from Adrianus).

Pronunciation of Janus

Popularity of the name Janus

The name Janus is ranked #4992 overall.

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