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Meaning and Name Origin

Janice \j(a)-ni-ce\ as a girls' name is pronounced JAN-iss. 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 19 variants: Janeece, Janess, Janessa, Janesse, Janessia, Janicia, Janiece, Janique, Janis, Janise, Janiss, Jannice, Jannis, Janyce, Jency, Jenice, Jeniece, Jenise and Jennice.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Branice, Jan and Jenessa.

Janice has 17 more related forms via Bernice, Candice, Jane: Jaine, Janae, Janaye, Janee, Janene, Jania, Janica, Janie, Janina, Janine, Janit, Jaynie, Jeanie, Jenica, Jenie, Jonie and Kandice.


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 (#40389 out of 88799, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janice name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Janice outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Janice and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Janice rated in the Top 1000 are Bernice, Candice, Jan, Janae (#932 a year ago), Jane (#322), Janessa (#761), Janie, Janine, Janis, Jeanie and Kandice. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak during the years 1950-1959 and has become significantly less since, with forms such as Janae, Janice, Janis, Jeanie and Kandice becoming somewhat outmoded. Janessa (#761) is the most trendy name for newborns in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bernice, Candice, Jan, Janae, Jane, Janessa, Janice, Janie, Janine, Janis in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jeanie, Kandice in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Janice is alike in pronunciation to Jeanice and Joniece. Other suggested similar baby names are Danice, Janika, Lanice, Nanice and Ranice. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janice.