The Old French feminine form of Johannes. An enduring name that has been in and out of the top 100 since the 19th century, fading in recent years and currently among the top 500.Historically associated with Lady Jane Grey, the granddaughter of King Henry VII, who was proclaimed queen of England for nine days. Also considered a literary name for the main character in Charlotte Bronte's 19th century novel "Jane Eyre." Popular among actresses including Jane Russell, Jane Fonda, and Jane Seymour. Often combined or blended with other elements such as Sarah-Jane and Janeane.

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