Janis - Meaning of Janis
[ 2 syll. ja-nis, jan-is ] The baby girl name Janis is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced JHAENihS †. Janis' origin is Hebrew, and its use, English and Hebrew.
Janis is a form of the English Jane in the English and Hebrew languages.
Janis is also a form of the English Janice.
Janis is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1947, 0.176% of baby girls were named Janis. It was #108 in rank then. The baby name has seen a marked drop in frequency since then, and is used only on a very modest scale today. Within the family of girl names directly related to Janis, Jane was the most widely used in 2018. Janis has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls.
Baby names that sound like Janis include Janece, Jannice, Jannis, Jahna, Jama, Jamesha, Jameshia, Jamesia, Jamessa, Jamis, Jamise, Janaé, Janah, Jancis, Janess, Janic, Janick, Janique, Janise, and Janki.
† Pronunciation for Janis: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Janis:
Singer Janis Joplin, born 19 January 1943 - 4 October 1970, Port Arthur, Texas.
Singer Janis Ian, born Janis Eddy Fink April 7, 1951, New York City, New York.