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Etymology 1[edit]

From Jane +‎ -y, q.v.

Doublet of Ivanka, Jan, Janelle, Janet, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeannette, Jeannine, Jen, Jenna, Jenny, Jessie, Jo, Jody, Juanita, Shanae, Sinead, and Vanna.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A diminutive of the female given name Jane.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Jan +‎ -ey.

Proper noun[edit]

Janey (plural Janeys)

  1. A surname originating as a patronymic.
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Janey is the 34110th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 666 individuals. Janey is most common among White (63.51%) and Black/African American (28.23%) individuals.

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