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What does Jannis mean?

Jannis Pronunciation of Jannis [jan-nis] as a name for girls is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Jannis is "God is gracious". Jannis is a variant form of Janice (Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious.


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

2 more related forms via Janice: Janessa and Janicia.

Creative forms:
(female) Jonis, Jonnis, ..

(male) Jannus, Janvis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jannis Millie (J.M.), ..

How popular is Jannis?

Jannis is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Jannis is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Jannis (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Janessa (#721 in 2015), Janice (#1238), Janiece, Janis, Janise, Janyce, Jenice and Jenise. Adoption of these forms of Jannis was more pronounced among parents in the 1950s (median #1341) and is now significantly less, with versions like Janis becoming less stylish. Janessa is the most chic baby name in this compilation. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janessa, Janice, Janiece, Janis, Janise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janyce, Jenice, Jenise in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jannis is alike in pronunciation to Janeese and Jennis. Other suggested similar names are Annis, Candis, Danni, Dannia, Ennis, Fanni, Fannia, Fannie, Hannia, Hannie, Innis, James, Janai, Janais, Jances, Jancis, Janecia, Janeesa, Jania, Janica, Janie, Janika, Janisha, Janissa, Janit, Janka, Jann, Janna, Jannae, Jannah, Janne, Jannel, Jannessa, Jannet, Janney, Jannie, Jannina, Jannine, Janny, Jayni, Jaynie, Jeannie, Jenni, Jennica, Jennie, Jennika, Jinni, Jinnie, Jonisa, Jonni, Jonnie, Kandis, Lannie, Nanni, Nannie, Sannie, Tanis, Vannie, Wandis, Yannic and Zannie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jannis.

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