What does Janice mean?
Janice /jan-ice/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced JAN-iss. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Janice is "God is gracious".
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.
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 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)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of 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 (usage of 0.5752%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.0821%, ▼85.7%), 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)