What does Janise mean?
Janise \j(a)-ni-se\ as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and Janise means "God is gracious". Janise is a form of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine form of John. Janise is also a form of Janice (Hebrew). See also Shanice.
Janise has 50 more related forms via Jane, Janice: Jaina, Jaine, Jainee, Jan▼, Jana▼, Janae▼, Janaye, Jandy, Janean, Janeane, Janee, Janeen, Janel▼, Janela, Janelle, Janene, Janessa, Janet▼, Janeta, Janeth, Janette▼, Janey, Jania, Janica, Janicia, Janie▼, Janina, Janine▼, Janique, Janit, Janka, Janna▼, Jannel, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jayne▼, Jayni, Jaynie, Jeanie▼, Jeanne▼, Jeannine▼, Jeni, Jenica, Jenie, Jensine, Joni▼, Jonie, Juanita▼ and Vania.
Janise is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3128 out of 4276, Top 73%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#62396 out of 150436, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Janise and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Janise (#unlisted) are Jan, Jana, Janae (#932 in 2014), Jane (#322), Janeen, Janel, Janelle (#450), Janessa (#761), Janet, Janette, Janice, Janie, Janine, Janis, Janna, Jayne, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeannine, Joni, Juanita and Shanice. Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.557%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.0698%, down 87.5%), with forms such as Janae, Janet, Janice, Jayne and Jeanne becoming somewhat dated. Janelle (#450) and Janessa (#761) are two of the more chic birth names among these. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Janise is pronounced similarly to Janeese and Jeanice. Other suggested similar baby names are Danise, Jamese, Janais, Janika, Janisha, Janissa and Jonisa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Janise.