What does Janine mean?
Janine /ja-nine/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced ja-NEEN. It is of English origin. Simplified form of Jeannine.
How popular is Janine?
Janine is a very popular first name for females (#600 out of 4276, Top 14%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Janine for girls. Janine entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #268 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Prominent alternative forms of Janine are Jan, Jane (#322 the previous year), Janeen, Jeanine and Jeannine. Variants like Jennine are seldom used. Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.6285%) and is now much lower (usage 0.113%, ▼82%), with the versions Jan, Jane, Janine, Jeanine and Jeannine becoming somewhat dated. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Janine and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Janine▼ is pronounced similarly to Janeane, Jeanene and Jenene. Other recommended similar baby names are Jacine, Jadine, Jaine, Jaline, Jamaine, Jamina, Janice▼, Janie▼, Janise, Janne, Jaxine, Jonina and Nanine. These names tend to be less frequently used than Janine.