What does Janis mean?
Janis [ja-nis] as a name for girls is a Hebrew name, and Janis means "God is gracious". Janis is an alternate spelling of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine transcription of John. Janis is also a variation of Janice (Hebrew).
Associated with: gracious.
56 more relations via Jane, Janice: Jaina, Jaine, Jainee, Jan▼, Jana▼, Janae, Janaye, Jandy, Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel▼, Janela, Janene, Janessa▲, Janet▼, Janeta, Janeth, Janey, Jania, Janica, Janicia, Janie▼, Janina, Janine▼, Janique, Janit, Janka, Janna▼, Jannel, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jayne▼, Jayni, Jaynie, Jean▼, Jeanie▼, Jeanne▼, Jency, Jenda, Jeni, Jenica, Jenie, Jess, Jinna, Joan▼, Joana▼, Joanna, Joni▼, Jonie, Juana, Juanita▼, Vania and Vanya.Creative forms:
(female) Jeanis, Joynis, ..
(male) Jail, Jarus, .. Middle name pairings:
Janis Eve (J.E.), ..
How popular is Janis?
Janis is a very prominent first name for females (#429 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#8022 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Janis entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #169 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Janis are Jane (#288 from current records), Joanna (#306), Janessa (#721), Janae (#1003), Jana (#1011), Janice (#1238), Janie (#1396), Janet (#1487), Jaina (#1836), Juana (#1915), Joan (#1990), Vania, Jeni, Jeanne, Jeanie, Jayne, Jean, Jenica, Jenice, Jess, Jayna, Jenise, Joni, Juanita, Joana, Janel, Janene, Janeth, Janeen, Janee, Jan, Janean, Janey, Jania, Janna, Janney, Janise, Janine, Janiece, Janina and Janyce. These relations of Janis were popular as baby names 85 years ago (adoption of 5.7%) and are now much less widespread (adoption 0.2%, 96% less). Joanna is more universally found than the rest, although Janessa appears to be gaining favor too, while versions like Joan are now less popular.
Janis▼ is pronounced similarly to Janeese, Jeanice and Jennis. Other suggested similar names are Alanis, Anis, Annis, Candis, Caris, Ennis, Ilanis, Innis, Jaci, Jacie, Jafit, Jalin, Jalisa▼, James▼, Jami▼, Jamia, Jamie▼, Janah, Janai, Janais, Janay, Jances, Jancis, Janea, Janiel, Janika, Janisha, Janissa, Janita, Jann, Janne, Jannie▼, Janot, Jas, Jayil, Jinia, Joanie, Jonisa, Junia, Kandis, Karis, Lenis, Maris, Mavis▼, Paris, Tais, Tanis and Wandis. These names tend to be less frequently used than Janis.See names in meaning and etymology.