Janus

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Male Male Name

Usage

Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

1) Latin janus = 'archway' [1] [2] [3] [4]

2) Dutch short form of Adrianus (see also -anus) [1] [4]

3) Dutch variant form of Johannes [1]

4) "Latinised" form of Jens (see also -us) [3]

Related Names

Janus
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish

See also Januarius

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Janus
Genitive: Janus'
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Janus
Accusative: Janus
Dative: Janusi
Genitive: Janusar
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Janus
Genitive: Januksen
Partitive: Janusta
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Janus
Accusative: Janus
Dative: Janusi
Genitive: Janusar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Janus
Genitive: Janus'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Janus
Genitive: Janus' / Janus

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

8 April

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

8 April

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Mythology

  • Janus is the Roman god of gateways and beginnings. The month of January is named for him.

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[5]
0 n.a. 1319 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[6]
0 0 26 36
Norway Norway[7]
0 n.a. 17 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[8]
0 0 16 39
Finland Finland[9]
0 0 n.a. 66
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Janus(m) Sources: [10]

Sources: [8] [5] [7] [9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  10. details see Name Statistic tables