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I love the name Janie because I had a coworker named Janie. We recently lost Janie as she passed away to be with the Lord. To me her name means strength, to count on. She suffered with stage 4 uterus cancer. We worked in an assisted living facility for many years. Janie never gave up she managed to get up every morning and be a Mom, wife, and CNA. She showed up to work every time she was scheduled and when some staff didn't, so that's why that name to me means strength and will.
This is my mother's name, but spelled Jani. She was born in 1958, and because she was one of three triplet girls, her mother wanted them to have semi-matching names with unusual spellings (her sisters are Jeani and Juli). My mom's always hated her name, and she gets called Jane all the time, or people pronounce it like Jan-ee instead of Janie because of the unusual spelling. She has met several other women with her name, all around her same age.
Apparently on here, it says that Janie is a diminutive of Jane, but how? Janie is longer than Jane so how is it a diminutive?
In 2018, 63 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Janie* who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 772nd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname

PS To the anonymous user who doesn't understand what a diminutive is in terms of names and left that same comment all over this website, a diminutive name or word is formed from another by the addition of a suffix expressing smallness in size (ergo, cuteness): a booklet is a small book, a novella is a short novel, a duckling is a baby duck, etc.
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.
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.
The name Janie was given to 167 girls born in the US in 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!
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?
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.
There is a singer by the stage name Janie Grant (her real name was Rose Marie Cassili). She has a song called "Triangle".
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!
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.
Don't like Jamie
Don't like Jane
LOVE JANIE!
This name is ok. I prefer Jane.
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.
Janie was the main character in the book Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.
Janie is the name of an 1867 African-American slave in the Sisters In Time series.
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.
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.
Janie is one of Harriet's best friends in the books "Harriet the Spy", "The Long Secret" and "Sport."
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.
Heard in the songs "Janie's Got a Gun" by Aerosmith and "Janie Jones" by The Clash.

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