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Jane is a feminine given name:

People with this name[change | change source]

Entertainment[change | change source]

History[change | change source]

  • Calamity Jane (1852–1903), U.S. frontierswoman
  • Jane Addams (1860–1935), American Nobel Peace Prize-winning social worker and co-founder of Hull House
  • Jane Roe, alias of Norma Leah McCorvey, plaintiff in the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States

Literature[change | change source]

  • Jane Anger (16th century), English author
  • Jane Austen (1775–1817), British novelist, known for Emma and Pride and Prejudice
  • Jane Gomeldon (1720 – 1779), English writer, poet, and adventurer

News media[change | change source]

  • Jane Pauley (born 1950), American television journalist

Royalty and nobility[change | change source]

  • Lady Jane Grey (1537–1554), Queen of England, also known as "Jane of England"
  • Jane Seymour (1508–1537), Queen and wife of King Henry VIII of England

Science[change | change source]

  • Jane Goodall (born 1934), English primatologist, known for studying chimpanzees and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute

Fictional Janes[change | change source]

In law[change | change source]

Jane Doe or Jane Roe is used in American law as a "placeholder name" for anonymous or unknown female participants in legal proceedings.

Jane Doe is used in United States police investigations when the identity of a female victim is unknown or incorrect, and by hospitals to refer to a female corpse or patient whose identity is unknown.