Meaning and Origin of January - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: January

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Americanized form of the Latin personal name Januarius or its Italian derivative Gennaro, which was borne by a number of early Christian saints, most famously a 3rd-century bishop of Benevento who became the patron of Naples.
  • English : altered form of Janeway.
  • In New England, a translation of French Janvier.

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