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 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).
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.