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Jane may refer to:

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Literature

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Business

  • Jane (cosmetics), a cosmetics company owned by the Estée Lauder Companies
  • Jane Collective, an organization providing illegal abortions in the Chicago area in the 1960s and early 1970s
  • Jane's Information Group, often called Jane's after its founder, Fred T. Jane, which publishes books and trade magazines that are considered the de facto public source of information on warfare and transportation systems

Species

  • Jane (dinosaur), Jane the juvenile dino at the Burpee Museum of Natural History

Fictional characters named Jane

Animation

Comic books

Literature

  • Dick and Jane, characters by Zerna Sharp
  • Jane (Ender's Game), an entity resembling modern conceptions of AI, from the Ender's Game series
  • Jane, Wendy Darling's daughter from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan mythos. Jane was also the central character in the Disney Peter Pan movie sequel, Return to Neverland
  • Jane Banks, one of the Banks' children, a child of Mr. & Mrs. Banks in the Mary Poppins books, film, and stage musical
  • Jane Bennet, in Pride and Prejudice, the eldest sister of the Bennet family
  • Jane Eyre (character), the titular character of a famous novel by Charlotte Brontë and several film adaptations based on it
  • Miss Marple, an elderly spinster and amateur detective created by mystery writer Agatha Christie and whose first name is Jane
  • Jane Porter (Tarzan), the sweetheart of Tarzan
  • Jane, a member of the Volturi guard in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga
  • A Yorkshire witch in the Power of Five series by Anthony Horowitz, Jayne Deverill

TV, film, & theater

Video games

People with Jane as a given name

Arts

Entertainment

History

  • Calamity Jane (1852-1903), U.S. frontierswoman
  • Jane Addams, American Nobel Peace Prize-winning social worker and co-founder of Hull House
  • Jane Horney, Swedish spy during WWII.
  • Jane Roe, alias of Norma Leah McCorvey, plaintiff in the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States

Literature

News media

Politics

  • Jane Harman, member of the United States House of Representatives, representing California's 36th congressional district
  • Jane Hill (politician) (born 1936), Australian

Religion

Royalty and nobility

Science

Sport

  • Jane Burley, Scottish field hockey midfielder
  • Jane Frederick, American heptathlete
  • Jane Haist, Canadian discus thrower and shot putter
  • Jane Patterson, Canadian judoka
  • Jane Xie, American triathlete, focus on swimming, 2000 bronze medal U.S. Olympics

People with Jane as a surname

Vehicles

  • Jane (ship), a ship that disappeared near Australia in 1816

Places

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Jane

Plural
-

Jane

  1. A female given name; the standard feminine form of John since the 17th century.
  2. A patronymic surname derived from a Middle English variant of John.

Related terms

Quotations

  • 1605 William Camden: Remains Concerning Britain. John Russell Smith, 1870. p.103-104:
    In latter years some of the better and nicer sort, misliking Joan, have mollified the name of Joan into Jane, as it may seem, for that Jane is never found in old Records; and as some will, never before the time of King Henry the eight.
  • 1830 Mary Russell Mitford, Our Village: Fourth Series: Cottage Names:
    People will please their fancies, and every lady has favourite names. I myself have several, and they are mostly short and simple. Jane, that queenly name! Jane Seymour, Jane Grey, 'the noble Jane de Montford;' - - -
  • 1912 Saki (H.H.Munro) , The Secret Sin of Septimus Brope:
    "What I mean is," said Mrs. Riversedge, "that when I get maids with unsuitable names I call them Jane; they soon get used to it."
    "An excellent plan," said the aunt of Clovis coldly; "unfortunately I have got used to being called Jane myself. It happens to be my name."

Translations

Noun

Singular
Jane

Plural
Janes

Jane (plural Janes)

  1. A woman, often specifically a girlfriend
    What happened to your regular Jane?

Alternative forms

Anagrams


Danish

Proper noun

Jane

  1. A female given name, a Danish diminutive of Christiane, Juliane and Mariane, today also associated with the English Jane.

Estonian

Proper noun

Jane

  1. A female given name, variant of Janne, from Johanna.

Norwegian

Proper noun

Jane

  1. A female given name derived from Johanne, or borrowed from English.

Swedish

Proper noun

Jane

  1. A female given name borrowed from English, less often from Danish or Norwegian.







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