Origin of jane
Examples from the Web for jane
A new book from Mallory Ortberg imagines what literary legends including King Lear and Jane Eyre would have texted.
He never suffered any physical abuse and had grown close with Jane, Brooke, and her family.
For Jane Doe though, she was heading into yet another nightmare.
Daniels, 28, was allegedly the first to force “Jane Doe” to perform sexual acts on johns.
And though Wright kept a low profile for almost a year, he managed to solicit “Jane Doe” on online escort pages.
The carriage was stopped; Jane sprang out, and ran back to photograph three little girls in a cottage garden.Mrs. Thompson|William Babington Maxwell
“But you never did tell me if you are going to hunt up your family,” insisted Jane.The Camp Fire Girls on a Yacht|Margaret Love Sanderson
She smoothed out the blotter and patted a few papers--anything, Jane thought, to kill time.Jane Allen: Center|Edith Bancroft
She and Mrs. Baxter and Jane made a doleful little group in the road.Young Lucretia and Other Stories|Mary E. Wilkins
It was in her later life that Jane Clemens had developed this particular passion.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
fem. proper name, from French Jeanne, Old French Jehane, from Medieval Latin Johanna (see John). As a generic name for "girl, girlfriend" it is attested from 1906 in U.S. slang. Never a top-10 list name for girls born in the U.S., it ranked in the top 50 from 1931 to 1956. It may owe its "everywoman" reputation rather to its association with John.