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The origin of the name Jaanai is Hebrew
This is how Jaanai is written in Hebrew:This is how it is pronounced
יַעֲנַי yah-an-ah’ee
The biblical meaning of the name Jaanai is:
According to:Meaning:
Gesenius”whom Jehovah answers”
Hitchcock“answering; afflicting; making poor”

In The Bible:
Jaanai was

1. A chief man in the tribe of Gad

The name Jaanai appears in the bible in the following verses:

1 Chronicles 5:12 KJV 
Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and Shaphat in Bashan.