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What does Janifer mean?

Janifer Pronunciation of Janifer [jan-i-fer] as a girls' name is of Welsh derivation, and the name Janifer means "fair and smooth". Janifer is a variant form of Guinevere (Welsh).

Associated with: fair (beautiful), smooth (gentle).


Janifer has 2 variants: Jenifer and Jennifer.

3 more related forms via Guinevere: Geniffer, Geniver and Gennifer.

Creative forms:
(female) Jadifer, Jonfer, ..

(male) Janije, Janimar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Janifer Paige (J.P.), ..

How popular is Janifer?

Janifer is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#104819 out of 150436, Top 70%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Guinevere (#1336 via latest list), Jenifer and Jennifer (#252) are the prominent related forms of Janifer (not ranked). Other variants, like Gennifer, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Janifer was well-received 45 years ago (usage of 4.32%) and has become significantly reduced since (usage 0.08%, down 98%), with versions like Jenifer becoming less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Guinevere, Jenifer, Jennifer in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Janifer is alike in pronunciation to Genifer, Jenefer, Jeneffer, Jeniffer, Jenifre, Jenipher, Jennafer, Jennefer, Jennifeur, Jenniffer, Jennyfer and Jenyfer. Other recommended names are Jacine, Jadien, Jadine, Jaicee, Jaidee, Jaiden, Jaime, Jaimey, Jaine, Jaline, Jamie, Janae, Janaeh, Janalee, Janaye, Jances, Jane, Janea, Janee, Janel, Janene, Janet, Janey, Jania, Janica, Janice, Janicia, Janie, Janiece, Janiel, Janika, Janine, Janique, Janis, Janise, Janisha, Janiss (see Janice), Janissa, Janit, Janita, Janne, Jannel, Janney, Jannice, Jannie, Jannine, Janyce, Javiera, Jaynie, Jeanice, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jenice, Jenie, Jenilea (see Jenilee), Jenilee, Jenise, Jenniver, Jinger, Jinjer, Joanie, Jonie and Juniper. These names tend to be more frequently used than Janifer.

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