Janice - Meaning of Janice
[ 2 syll. ja-ni-ce, jan-ice ] The baby girl name Janice is pronounced YAANihS †. Janice is of Hebrew origin and it is predominantly used in the English language. The name evolved as a diminutive or elaboration of Jane. It first appeared as the name of the titular heroine in Paul Leicester Ford's novel Janice Meredith (1899).
Janice is a diminutive form of Jane (English).
Janice has 17 variations. Variations include Genice, Janece, Janecia, Janess, Janiece, Janis, Janise, Jannice, Jannis, Janyce, Jeanice, Jenice, Jeniece, Jenise, Jynice, and Shanice. The contraction Jan is another English variation.
Both the origin and meaning of Janice is inherited by all variant forms.
Janice is an uncommon baby name for girls. At the height of its usage in 1946, 0.871% of baby girls were given the name Janice. It ranked at #22 then. The baby name has since experienced a steep decline in popularity, and is currently of only infrequent use. In 2018, within the group of girl names directly linked to Janice, Jane was the most popular. The name Janice has been mostly given to girls, although it has also been used as a boy name in the past century. In 1940, the name Janice was given to 197 times as many girls than boys.
Baby names that sound like Janice include Yanis, Yannis, Jaena, Janessa, Janiece, Janike, Janka, Jannesa, Jenka, Eunah, Eunice, Eunique, Eunis, Eunise, Euniss, Eunisse, Eunyce, Eunys, Eunyss, and Eunysse.
† Pronunciation for Janice: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"