Janis - Meaning of Janis

What does Janis mean?

[ 2 syll. ja-nis, jan-is ] The baby boy name Janis is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is JHAENihS †. Janis is largely used in the Latvian and Lithuanian languages, and its origin is Hebrew. Janis is a variant of the name John (English and Hebrew).

See also the related categories, latvian, lithuanian, and hebrew.

Janis is unusual as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. Out of the group of boy names directly linked to Janis, John was the most commonly used in 2018. Janis has in the past century been mostly given to girls.

Baby names that sound like Janis include Jannis, Jaemes, Jamesie, Jamesy, Jamez, Jameze, Jamies, Jamis, Jamsie, Janeshe, Janez, Janic, Janick, Jannic, Jannick, Jannik, Jannus, Janos, Janus, and Jean-Jacques.

† English 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)"



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