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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.

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

Creative forms:
(female) Janinet, Joanine, ..

(male) Janian, Janije, ..

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

How popular is Janine?

Janine is a very prominent first name for women (#600 out of 4276, Top 14%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Janine entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its peak position of #258 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby 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. Jeannine, Janina, Janene and Janeen are the popular variation forms of Janine. Usage of these relations of Janine was widespread during 1960-1969 (median #907), but now, forms like Janine have fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janine, Janeen, Janene, Janina, Jeannine in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Janine is pronounced similarly to Giannine, Janean, Janeane, Jeanene, Jeanine, Jenene, Jenine and Jennine. Other recommended names are Carine, Daline, Danice, Danise, Danne, Davine, Fantine, Hanina, Hanne, Hansine, Jacie, Jacine, Jadine, Jaime, Jaine, Jainee, Jalaine, Jalin, Jaline, Jamaine, Janae, Janee, Janica, Janice, Janiel, Janis, Janise, Janit, Janita, Jann, Janna, Jannae, Jannel, Jannet, Janney, Jannice, Jannie, Janny, Janyce, Jaxine, Jayne, Jaynie, Jazmine, Jeanie, Jeanina, Jenice, Jenie, Jenina, Jensine, Joanie, Joanne, Joline, Jonie, Juline, Karine, Laine, Lanie, Nanice, Nanine, Narine, Paine, Ranice, Ranite, Sarine, Savine, Vanina and Zanne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Janine.

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