Meaning and Name Origin
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: derivative of Jane with the suffix -ice from names like Candice and Bernice. 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 also a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#51206 out of 88799, Top 58%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Janise and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Janise (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 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 and has become significantly less since, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.