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Meaning and origin
Janez is a Slavic boy name. The meaning of the name is `God is Gracious`.

Where is it used?
The name Janez is mainly used in Slovene.

How do they say it elsewhere?
Evan (In Welsh and in English)
Johannes (In German, Dutch, Scandinavian and in Late Roman)
John (In English and in the bible)
Jack (In English)

For the opposite sex use:
In Russian, Czech, Serbian and in Croatian: Ivan (M)
In Greek: Ioannes (M)

See also
In Welsh: Iefan
In Welsh: Ifan (M)
In Welsh: SiŰn
In Welsh: Ieuan
In Swedish and in Icelandic: Jon
In Spanish: Juan
In Serbian: Jovan
In Scottish and in English: Ian
In Scottish: Iain
In Russian: Ioann
In Romanian and in Bulgarian: Ioan
In Romanian and in Bulgarian: Ioana
In Romanian: Iancu
In Romanian: Ionel
In Romanian: Ionela
In Portuguese: Jo„o
In Polish: Iwan
In Norwegian and in English: Jonette
In Manx: Ean
In Lithuanian: Jonas
In Latvian: Janis
In Italian: Giovanna
In Irish and in Scottish: Eoin
In Irish: Sean
In Hungarian: JŠnos (M)
In Hawaiian: Keoni
In Greek: Ioannis
In Greek: Yannis
In Galician: XoŠn
In Finnish and in Hungarian: Jani
In Finnish: Juhana
In Finnish: Juha
In Finnish: Joni
In Finnish: Jouni
In Finnish: Hannu
In Finnish: Juhani
In Finnish: Juho
In Finnish: Jussi
In Finnish: Jukka
In Esperanto: Jochjo
In Esperanto: Johano
In English: Hank (M)
In English: Jonie
In English: Johnnie
In English: Johnie
In English: Johnny
In English: Jan
In English: Jonelle
In Dutch, Scandinavian, Czech and in Polish: Jan
In Dutch, Polish and in Czech: Jana
In Danish: Jens
In Cornish: Jowan
In Catalan: Joan
In Breton and in French: Yann
In the bible (Original): Yehochanan
In Basque and in Romanian: Ion

More `Janez` links
Janez as abbreviation
Actors named Janez
Janez in the encyclopedia

Statistics for Janez
The name Janez doesn`t appear in the US top 1000 most common names over de last 128 years. The name Janez seems to be unique!

See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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Janez is not generally a Slavic name! It's (only) Slovenian version of Late Roman name Ioannes. One of traditional Central European names.

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