Pronounced Pron. zhahn-ah-EE-nah (Portuguese (Brazilian))
Other Forms FormsJanaina, Janayna, Yanaína, Yanaina
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Contributor Contrib.samarinezz on 8/30/2008
From Tupi îandá una, referring to a type of black bird. This is also another name of the Yoruba goddess Yemaja, e.g. in the Afro-Brazilian cult of Candomblé, used as a given name in Brazil.