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▼.Kreatif forms:
(female) Jansa, Jarice, ..
(male) Jange, Janicely, ..
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 history of Janice for girls. 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. Below is a charted analysis of the statistics of Janice and corresponding 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.