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Meaning and name origin

Janice \j(a)-ni-ce\ as a girl's name is pronounced JAN-iss. 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 variant forms: 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 is a very popular first name for females (#66 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#40389 out of 88799, Top 45%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Janice for girls. Janice reached its highest rank of #24 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janice name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Janice and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jane (#322), Janessa (#761), Janice, Janis, Bernice, Jan and Candice. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bernice, Candice, Jan, Jane, Janessa, Janice, Janis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bernice, Candice, Jane, Janessa, Janice outside U.S.

Similar Names

Janice is also pronounced similarly to Jeanice and Joniece. Other suggested similar baby names are Danice, Janica, Janie, Janika, Janine, Jenica, Lanice, Nanice and Ranice. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janice.