Namesakes

American First Ladies: 2 first ladies
Jane Irwin Harrison   1841  
Jane Pierce   1853-1857  
Emmy Award Winners: 2 actresses
(actress) Jane Wyatt   1958; 1959; 1960   Father Knows Best  
(actress) Jane Curtin   1984; 1985   Kate & Allie  
English and British Kings and Queens: 1 queen
Queen Jane   1553  
Fictional Characters from Books: 4 characters, 2 heroes, 1 villain
Jane Bennet   1813   Pride and Prejudice  
Jane Fairfax   1815   Emma  
Jane Eyre   1847   Jane Eyre  
Jane Andrews   1908   Anne of Green Gables  
Jane Porter   1912   Tarzan of the Apes  
Miss Jane Marple   1930   The Murder at the Vicarage  
Dolores Umbridge (a.k.a. Jane)   2003   Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  
Fictional Characters from Movies: 1 character, 1 hero
Calamity Jane   1953   Calamity Jane  
Crystal Smith (a.k.a. Jane)   2009   Dead like Me: Life After Death  
Fictional Characters from Television: 2 characters
Crystal Smith (a.k.a. Jane)   2003   Dead Like Me  
Jane Cardone   2016   The Family  
Grammy Award Winners: 1 performance/song/album
(performance/song/album) Mary J. Blige (a.k.a. Jane)   1996; 2003; 2004; 2007; 2008; 2009   Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group; Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals; Best Female R&B Vocal Performance; Best R&B Album; Best R&B Song; Best Gospel Performance; Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group; Best Contemporary R&B Album  
Harry Potter Characters: 1 character
Dolores Umbridge (a.k.a. Jane)  
Nobel Prize Winners: 1 peace
(peace) Jane Addams   1931  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 16 actresses
Jane Darwell   1879-1967  
Jane Wyatt   1910-2006  
Jane Wyman   1917-2007  
Jane Fonda   1937-  
Jane Birkin   1946-  
Jane Curtin   1947-  
Jane Seymour   1951-  
Jane Kaczmarek   1955-  
Harley Jane Kozak   1957-  
Jane Lynch   1960-  
Natasha Richardson (a.k.a. Jane)   1963-2009  
Letitia Dean (a.k.a. Jane)   1967-  
Jane Krakowski   1968-  
Mary J. Blige (a.k.a. Jane)   1971-  
Sarah Jane Morris   1977-  
Eden Riegel (a.k.a. Jane)   1981-  
Notable Athletes: 1 gymnastics, 1 swimming
(gymnastics) Maddy Curley (a.k.a. Jane)   1981-  
(swimming) Maya DiRado (a.k.a. Jane)   1993-  
Notable Hosts and Presenters: 1 television/radio
(television/radio) Sarah-Jane Crawford   1981-  
Notable Musicians: 2 singers
Ella Fitzgerald (a.k.a. Jane)   1917-1996   jazz  
Mary J. Blige (a.k.a. Jane)   1971-   R&B, hip hop, soul  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 1 biologist
Jane Goodall   1934-  
Notable Writers: 3 authors
Jane Austen   1775-1817  
Ada J. Graves (a.k.a. Jane)   1870-1918  
Flora Thompson (a.k.a. Jane)   1876-1947  
Olympic Medalists: 9 bronze, 4 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze/gold, 1 bronze/silver, 1 bronze/silver/gold, 1 gold/bronze, 1 gold/silver, 1 silver/gold
(bronze) Jane Gylling   1920   swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Jane Bell   1928   4x100 m relay  
(bronze) Jane Fauntz   1932   diving - springboard  
(silver) Maureen Gardner (a.k.a. Jane)   1948   80 m hurdles  
(bronze) Mary Sears (a.k.a. Jane)   1956   swimming - 100 m butterfly  
(silver) Nancy Ramey (a.k.a. Jane)   1956   swimming - 100 m butterfly  
(gold) Carolyn Schuler (a.k.a. Jane)   1960   swimming - 100 m butterfly; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(silver) Jane Cederqvist   1960   swimming - 400 m freestyle  
(bronze) Jane Swagerty   1968   swimming - 100 m backstroke  
(bronze/gold) Jane Barkman   1968; 1972   swimming - 200 m freestyle; swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay  
(silver/gold) Susan Pedersen (a.k.a. Jane)   1968   swimming - 100 m freestyle; swimming - 200 m medley; swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(silver) Cindy Brogdon (a.k.a. Jane)   1976   basketball  
(bronze) Kathy Smallwood-Cook (a.k.a. Jane)   1980; 1984   4x100 m relay; 400 m  
(bronze) Jane Kerr   1988   swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(bronze) Vickey Dixon (a.k.a. Jane)   1992   field hockey  
(gold/bronze) Sally Gunnell (a.k.a. Jane)   1992   400 m hurdles; 4x400 m relay  
(bronze/silver) Hayley Lewis (a.k.a. Jane)   1992   swimming - 400 m freestyle; swimming - 800 m freestyle  
(gold) Elizabeth Jane Wagstaff   1992   swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(gold) B. J. Bedford (a.k.a. Jane)   2000   swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(bronze) Jane Saville   2004   20 km walk  
(gold/silver) Torah Bright (a.k.a. Jane)   2010; 2014   snowboarding  
(bronze) Jane Moran   2012   water polo  
(bronze/silver/gold) Maya DiRado (a.k.a. Jane)   2016   swimming  
Oscar Award Winners: 3 actresses
(actress) Jane Darwell   1940   The Grapes of Wrath  
(actress) Jane Wyman   1948   Johnny Belinda  
(actress) Jane Fonda   1971; 1978   Klute; Coming Home  
Other Royalty: 1 queen consort
Jane Seymour   1536-1537   England  
Pulitzer Award Winners: 1 winner
Jane Smiley   1992   A Thousand Acres  
Saints: 8 blessed, 2 saints
Blessed Joan of Aza (a.k.a. Jane)   ?-1205  
Blessed Giovanna of Signa (a.k.a. Jane)   1244-1307  
Blessed Giovanna Soderini (a.k.a. Jane)   1301-1367  
Blessed Giovanna of Orvieto (a.k.a. Jane)   ?-1306  
Blessed Jeanne Marie de Maille (a.k.a. Jane)   1332-1414  
Blessed Giovanna Scopelli (a.k.a. Jane)   1428-1491  
Blessed Joana of Portugal (a.k.a. Jane)   1452-1490  
Saint Jeanne-Françoise de Chantal (a.k.a. Jane)   1562-1641  
Saint Jeanne-Antide Thouret (a.k.a. Jane)   1765-1828  
Blessed Jeanne Gerard (a.k.a. Jane)   ?-1794  
Title Characters: 19 songs, 7 books, 1 book/musical/film, 1 film, 1 tv show
(film) Calamity Jane   1953   Calamity Jane  
(song) Jane   1966   Lady Jane  
(song) Jane   1970   Sweet Jane  
(song) Jane   1972   Gudbuy T'Jane  
(song) Daisy Jane   1975   Daisy Jane  
(book) Mary Jane Harper   1978   Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night  
(song) Jane   1979   Jane  
(song) Jane   1983   Baby Jane  
(song) Jane   1986   Romeo and Jane  
(song) Jane   1988   Jane Says  
(song) Mary Jane   1988   Mary Jane  
(book) Jane Fairfax   1990   Jane Fairfax  
(song) Jane   1993   The Song That Jane Likes  
(song) Mary Jane   1993   Mary Jane's Last Dance  
(song) Jane   1994   Jane  
(song) Mary Jane   1996   What's The New Mary Jane  
(song) Jane Porter   1998   Tarzan & Jane  
(tv show) Jane   2000   The Truth About Jane  
(book) Jane   2006   In the Shadow of Lady Jane  
(song) Jane   2006   The Diary Of Jane  
(book) Jane   2006   The Playboy's Plain Jane  
(book) Jane Seymour   2006   Plain Jane  
(book) Jane Austen   2004; 2007   The Jane Austen Book Club; Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict  
(song) Jane   2008   Hurricane Jane  
(song) Kara Jane   2008   Kara Jane  
(book) Jane   2010   Jane  
(song) Jane Doe   2010   Jane Doe  
(book/musical/film) Jane Eyre   1847; 2000; 2011   Jane Eyre  
(song) Jane   2014   Reckless Jane