- (for a girl or boy) - because, like frost, it reminds me of the dead of winter. I think a beautiful name would be January Frost or something of the kind. And also, there was a book i read once [i cant think of the name..] where there was an orphan boy named January Carr. I liked that name too.
- My obsession with naming children after months has lead me to this. It's pretty, and just sounds nice the way it rolls off the tongue. I don't care for the nickname of "Jan", but all in all, the name is perfect. A good name for a bright and cheery person or an optimist.
The month of January is named after Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, endings, changes, gateways, and doorways. He is often depicted as having two faces, one facing forward and one facing backwards. The word "janitor" comes from this god as well, janitors being the caretakers of hallways. January was thus named because it is the beginning of the year. As a girls' name it recently got a boost in popularity from the rise to fame of the American actress January Jones (born 1978).
See Also: January (boy)
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