What does Janice mean?
Derivative of Jane with the suffix -ice from names like Candice and Bernice. Probably first coined as the name of the heroine of the novel "Janice Meredith" (1899) by Paul Leicester Ford. Singer Janis Joplin.
Janice▼ has 59 more related forms via Bernice, Candice, Jane: Beranice, Candace▼, Candiace, Candide, Candise, Candyce, Jaina, Jaine, Jainee, Jan▼, Jana▼, Janae▼, Janaye, Jandy, Janean, Janeane, Janee, Janeen, Janel▼, Janela, Janelle▲, Janene, Janet▼, Janeta, Janeth, Janette▼, Janey, Jania, Janica, Janie▼, Janina, Janine▼, Janit, Janka, Janna▼, Jannel, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jayne▼, Jayni, Jaynie, Jeanie▼, Jeanne▼, Jeannine▼, Jeni, Jenica, Jenie, Jensine, Joni▼, Jonie, Juanita▼, Kandice▼, Kandise, Kandyce, Kendice, Khandice, Vania and Vernice▼.Kreatif forms: Janisa, Jonice, Junice. [more]
How popular is Janice?
Janice is a very popular first name for women (#66 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#34210 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Janice for girls. Janice was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #24 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the statistics of Janice and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Janice rated in the Top 1000 are Bernice, Candace, Candice, Jan, Jana, Janae (#932 via latest list), Jane (#322), Janeen, Janel, Janelle (#450), Janessa (#761), Janet, Janette, Janie, Janine, Janis, Janna, Jayne, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeannine, Joni, Juanita, Kandice and Vernice. Adoption of these forms of Janice was more pronounced among parents 6 decades ago (average #445) and has become significantly less since (#940, ▼89.4%), with forms such as Janie becoming less stylish. Jane has generally been preferred by parents, although Janessa seems to be becoming a favorite too.
Thinking of names?
Janice▼ is alike in pronunciation to Janeese, Jeanice and Joniece. Other suggested similar baby names are Alanice, Anice, Annice, Arnice, Chanice, Danica▲, Danice, Danie, Danise, Darice, Denice▼, Ernice, Eunice▼, Jacie, Jacine, Jadine, Jaicee, Jaide, Jaime▼, Jaline, Jamaica, Jamese, Jamie▲, Jamika, Janais, Jances, Janecia, Janiel, Janifer, Janika, Janisha, Janissa, Janita, Jannae, Janne, Jannie▼, Jannine, Jarica, Jaxine, Jeanine▼, Jeanique, Jenika, Jenine, Jennica, Joanie, Joice, Jonique, Jonisa, Lanice, Lanie, Laniece, Lenice, Marice, Nance, Nanice, Nanine, Narice, Ranice, Ranite, Shanice▼, Unice, Vaniece, Venice and Yanick. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janice.