[ 2 syll. ja-nus, jan-us ] The baby boy name Janus is pronounced as JHAEN-ahS- †. Janus is used chiefly in English and German, and its origin is Latin. It is derived from the elements 'ianua' meaning door, entrance ; 'ianus' archway. Janus (Latin) is an older form of the name. The name was borne in Roman mythology by the two-faced god of doors, beginnings, and endings.
See also the related form, Gennaro (Italian).
Janus is not popular as a baby name for boys. It is not listed within the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Janus include Jaemes, Jamesie, Jamesy, Jamez, Jameze, Jamies, Jamis, Jamsie, Janeshe, Janez, Janic, Janick, Janis, Jannic, Jannick, Jannik, Jannis, Jannus, Janos, and Jean-Jacques.
† Pronunciation for Janus: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"