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Heard in the songs "Janie's Got a Gun" by Aerosmith and "Janie Jones" by The Clash.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2005
This is what William Clark called Sacajawea. (from William and Clarks famous journey across the continent) Clark gave it to her so he could pronounce her name better and so she could have a "white" name.
Lakota_so_italian  1/22/2006
Janie is one of Harriet's best friends in the books "Harriet the Spy", "The Long Secret" and "Sport."
ekatz7  8/17/2006
This is my cousin's actual first name. I shudder at the horrible mauling of the name Jane every time I hear it. It's so hill-billy-esque.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2007
Janie was the main character in the book The Face on the Milk Carton. I hate that book with a passion, so now I hate this name.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2007
Janie is the name of an 1867 African-American slave in the Sisters In Time series.
Patricia Underwood  2/16/2008
Janie was the main character in the book Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.
― Anonymous User  5/12/2008
My middle name is Janie. I've found it to be not that common. I've only ever known one more Janie and her name was a nickname for her middle name Jane.
AprilJanie  9/12/2009
This name is ok. I prefer Jane.
EmmyT.  1/11/2011
Don't like Jamie
Don't like Jane
― Anonymous User  10/22/2011
My name is Jane, but I go by Janie so I'm distinguished from my grandmother. I love my name, but my only issue is other people's confusion with the more popular 'Jamie.' Lots of people tell me it's a cute name, a less serious version of Jane. I think it's a good best friend name; Harriet the Spy's best friend is Janie, and Megan, on Drake & Josh, has a best friend named Janie.
ellamelusine  1/18/2013
The name Janie was given to 162 baby girls born in the US in 2012. I think it makes a nice nickname for Jane, which is a little more mature and not as sweet as Janie. It's also very uncommon, which is a plus!
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
There is a singer by the stage name Janie Grant (her real name was Rose Marie Cassili). She has a song called "Triangle".
― Anonymous User  7/17/2014
I ♡ this name! :D The double-plus-good thing about Janie is that it's uncommon. •ᴗ• I am VERY TEMPTED to name my daughter this (not as a nickname, but as an actual first name). This sounds sweeter than Jane.
( ˘ ³˘)❤ I like how Janie has a homey feel to it. I imagine an approachable, friendly person with the name Janie. Oh, and I find this spelling much more appealing than 'Janey'. Btw, Janie does NOT sound over the top cutesy unlike other names.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2014
Well, my name is spelt Jaynee. Parents were so original, spelling my name how it sounds, yet people still spell it wrong.

I love my name, although I don't know too many people in my country that have this name, I have only met one other person with my name. Crazy, right?
Person 5  8/10/2015
I named my daughter Janie in 1977. I actually got it from an upscale women's clothing store. They spelled it Jani I added the e so as to not make her feel like she had been named after a store. I loved the name and decided if I had a girl that would be her name. LOVE LOVE LOVE the name!
― Anonymous User  3/5/2016
The name Janie was given to 167 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
My mother's name is Janie Elizabeth. I've never known or heard of any other person with the name Janie. My dad used to mispronounce her name and call her Jamie and she would get so mad at him for that.
Icedwillow  12/3/2016
I'm a Janie, by birth certificate. Get asked a lot if it's my real name, so I wandered on here wondering how rare it actually is. Seems to be quite 40s American.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2017

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