Janet

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Jane +‎ -et, q.v. Chiefly Scottish until the 19th century. Doublet of Ivanka, Jan, Janelle, Janey, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeannette, Jeannine, Jen, Jenna, Jenny, Jessie, Jo, Jody, Juanita, Shanae, Sinead, and Vanna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Janet (plural Janets)

  1. A female given name.
    • 1733, Allan Ramsay, The Tea-Table Miscellany: or, A Collection of Scots Songs, "My Jo Janet":
      Keek into the draw-well, Janet, Janet,
      And there ye'll see ye'r bonny fell, my jo Janet.
    • 1990, Barbara Trapido, Temples of Delight, p. 50:
      Alice decided to have lots and lots of children and all of them with lovely names like Amanda-Jane and Arabella and Dominic and Ganymede.
      "But too many children will be expensive," Flora said. "I'm having two and mine aren't called such silly names as yours. Mine are called Andrew and Janet."
      "All right," Alice said, who was by nature accommodating. "Those are nice names, Flora."
  2. A hamlet in Alberta, Canada.
  3. (US, military slang) A highly classified fleet of passenger aircraft used to transport the military and contractors.

Descendants[edit]

  • Welsh: Sioned