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Meaning of the name Janne: “God is gracious”. Pronounced as either YARN or YAH-nay (I prefer the latter), this Finish name is their counterpart to our ‘John’. I class this as gender neutral, although I do think it is historically a male name. John the Baptist was born around the same time time as Jesus as their mothers were pregnant at the same time, he is Jesus second cousin and went on to proclaim his coming as the messiah.