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What does Janissa mean?

Janissa Pronunciation of Janissa [janis-sa] as a girls' name is an American name. Janissa is an alternate spelling of Janessa (American): blend of Jan.


Janissa has 1 variant: Jannessa.

1 more alternative form via Janessa: Janesse.

Creative forms:
(female) Jansa, Jinsa, ..

(male) Janisin, Janisse, ..

Middle name pairings:
Janissa Alessandra (J.A.), ..

How popular is Janissa?

Janissa is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Janissa is an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only prominent variation form of Janissa (outside Top 2000) is Janessa (#721 from current records). Adoption of this relation of Janissa was common among parents in 2009 (#549) and is somewhat lower today. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janessa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Janissa and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Janissa is alike in pronunciation to Genessa, Genisa, Gianessa, Janeesa, Janessia, Jenessa, Jennessa, Jinessa, Jonessa and Jonisa. Other suggested similar names are Anissa, Annissa, Calissa, Carissa, Danessa, Danisha, Darissa, Denissa, Jakisha, Jalessa, Jalisa, Jalissa, Jameisha, Jamesha, Jamiesha, Jamika, Jamisha, Janais, Janecia, Janeese, Janess, Jania, Janica, Janice, Janicia, Janiece, Janika, Janina, Janique, Janis, Janise, Janisha, Janiss (see Janice), Janita, Janka, Jannis, Jelissa, Jenica, Jenika, Jenise, Jenista, Jolissa, Juanisha, Julissa, Kalissa, Kanisha, Karissa, Lanessa, Lanisha, Larissa, Malissa, Marissa, Narissa, Parissa, Raissa, Ranessa, Ranisha, Sarissa, Tanisha, Vanassa, Vanessa, Vaniessa (see Vanessa), Vanisa and Vanissa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Janissa.

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