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Meaning and name origin

Janise \j(a)-ni-se\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Janise is "God is gracious". Janise is a variant of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine form of John. Also a variant of Janice: derivative of Jane with the suffix -ice from names like Candice and Bernice. See also Shanice.


Janise has 13 variant forms: Janeece, Janess, Janesse, Janiece, Janis, Janiss, Jannice, Jannis, Janyce, Jenice, Jeniece, Jenise, Jennice.


Janise is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3128 out of 4276, Top 73%) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#51206 out of 88799, Top 58%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Janise and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jane (#322), Shanice, Janice and Janis. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jane, Janice, Janis, Shanice in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Janise is also pronounced similarly to Janeese and Jeanice. Other suggested similar baby names are Danise, Jamese, Janais, Janica, Janie, Janika, Janine, Janique, Janisha, Janissa and Jonisa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janise.