What does Janice mean?
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 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▼.Creative forms:
(female) Janicea, Jazice, ..
(male) Jange, .. Middle name pairings:
Janice Adeline (J.A.), ..
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)
Janice was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #23 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #1238 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Janice (#1238 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000 are Bernice, Candace, Candice (#1854 via latest list), Candyce, Jaina (#1836), Jan, Jana (#1011), Janae (#1003), Jane (#288), Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janelle (#470), Janene, Janessa (#721), Janet (#1487), Janeth, Janette, Janey, Jania, Janie (#1396), Janiece, Janina, Janine, Janis, Janise, Janna, Janney, Janyce, Jayne, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeannine, Jenessa, Jeni, Jenica, Jenice, Jenise, Joni, Juanita, Kandice, Vania and Vernice. Adoption of these forms of Janice was more pronounced among parents 7 decades ago (average #1071) and has become significantly less since (#1806, ▼94.6%), with forms such as Bernice becoming less stylish. Jane has generally been preferred by parents, although Janessa seems to be becoming a favorite too.
Janice▼ is alike in pronunciation to Janeese, Jeanice and Joniece. Other suggested similar 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.See names in meaning and etymology.