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Janice /jan-ice/ 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.


Janice has 19 variants: Janeece, Janess, Janessa, Janesse, Janessia, Janicia, Janiece, Janique, Janis, Janise, Janiss, Jannice, Jannis, Janyce, Jency, Jenice, Jeniece, Jenise and Jennice.

Affiliated girl names: Branice, Jan and Jenessa.

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]

pinHow 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)

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 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.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janice, Bernice, Candace, Candice, Jan in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jana, Janae, Jane, Janeen, Janel in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janelle, Janessa, Janet, Janette, Janie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janine, Janis, Janna, Jayne, Jeanie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jeanne, Jeannine, Joni, Juanita, Kandice, Vernice in U.S.

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

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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.