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What does Janine mean?

Janine Pronunciation of Janine [ja-nine] as a girls' name is pronounced ja-NEEN. It is of English origin. Simplified form of Jeannine.


Janine has 5 variants: Janeen, Janene, Janina, Jannina and Jannine.

Related girl names: Gianina, Jan and Jane.

5 more related forms via Jeannine: Jeanina, Jeanine, Jenina, Jenine and Jennine.

Creative forms:
(female) Joanine, ..

(male) Janian, Janije, ..

Middle name pairings:
Janine Bryleigh (J.B.), ..

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)

Janine entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #258 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janine name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Janine are Jan, Jane (#288 from current records), Janeen, Janene, Janina, Jeanine, Jeannine and Jenine. Other variants, like Jeanina, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Janine was well-received 8 decades ago (usage of 0.56%) and is now much reduced (usage 0.07%, 88%), with versions such as Jeannine becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janine, Jan, Jane, Janeen, Janene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janina, Jeanine, Jeannine, Jenine in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Janine is pronounced similarly to Giannine, Janean, Janeane, Jeanene and Jenene. Other recommended names are Carine, Daline, Danice, Danie, Danise, Danne, Davine, Faline, Hanina, Hanne, Jacine, Jadine, Jaide, Jaine, Jalaine, Jalin, Jamaine, Janae, Janaye, Janee, Jania, Janica, Janice, Janiece, Janiel, Janifer, Janika, Janise, Janit, Janita, Jann, Janna, Janne, Jannel, Jannet, Janney, Jannice, Jannie, Janny, Janyce, Jasmine, Jaxine, Jayne, Jaynie, Jazmine, Jeanice, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jenice, Jenise, Jensine, Joanie, Joanne, Joline, Jonie, Juline, Karine, Lanie, Marine, Nanice, Nanine, Narine, Paine, Raine, Ranice, Ranite, Sarine, Savine, Vanina and Zanne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Janine.

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