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What does Janice mean?

Janice \j(a)-ni-ce\ 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.


Variations

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 information, 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.


Popularity

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)

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 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%, down 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)

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.

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