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406k
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since 1880

Janice

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: God Is Gracious
  • #164 All Time
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2k Jens (Scandinavian)
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How popular is the name "Janice" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1894 5 5 0
1899 13 13 0
1900 37 37 0
1901 34 34 0
1902 43 43 0
1903 35 35 0
1904 36 36 0
1905 42 42 0
1906 51 51 0
1907 40 40 0
1908 59 59 0
1909 78 78 0
1910 89 89 0
1911 117 117 0
1912 142 142 0
1913 157 157 0
1914 225 225 0
1915 286 286 0
1916 373 373 0
1917 455 455 0
1918 510 510 0
1919 589 589 0
1920 670 670 0
1921 732 732 0
1922 745 745 0
1923 787 787 0
1924 1,175 1,175 0
1925 1,510 1,510 0
1926 1,474 1,468 6
1927 1,474 1,468 6
1928 1,573 1,568 5
1929 1,694 1,689 5
1930 1,939 1,929 10
1931 2,298 2,287 11
1932 2,642 2,627 15 #94 girl name
1933 3,070 3,062 8 #81 girl name
1934 3,598 3,587 11 #68 girl name
1935 4,464 4,445 19 #47 girl name
1936 6,171 6,148 23 #31 girl name
1937 7,800 7,766 34 #25 girl name
1938 8,748 8,711 37 #24 girl name
1939 8,815 8,778 37 #24 girl name
1940 9,362 9,315 47 #22 girl name
1941 10,098 10,060 38 #22 girl name
1942 10,328 10,283 45 #25 girl name
1943 10,692 10,653 39 #26 girl name
1944 9,762 9,730 32 #28 girl name
1945 10,803 10,781 22 #24 girl name
1946 14,066 14,036 30 #22 girl name
1947 15,441 15,409 32 #22 girl name
1948 14,190 14,159 31 #23 girl name
1949 14,469 14,451 18 #24 girl name
1950 15,043 15,018 25 #22 girl name
1951 15,970 15,947 23 #21 girl name
1952 14,999 14,981 18 #23 girl name
1953 14,632 14,609 23 #22 girl name
1954 13,535 13,511 24 #25 girl name
1955 13,209 13,171 38 #25 girl name
1956 13,047 13,016 31 #26 girl name
1957 11,993 11,968 25 #32 girl name
1958 10,910 10,882 28 #35 girl name
1959 10,519 10,492 27 #37 girl name
1960 9,663 9,619 44 #41 girl name
1961 8,751 8,719 32 #52 girl name
1962 7,843 7,819 24 #58 girl name
1963 7,099 7,071 28 #63 girl name
1964 6,191 6,164 27 #69 girl name
1965 5,049 5,030 19 #73 girl name
1966 4,358 4,345 13 #80 girl name
1967 3,526 3,516 10 #98 girl name
1968 3,056 3,045 11
1969 2,642 2,633 9
1970 2,347 2,333 14
1971 2,160 2,145 15
1972 1,728 1,714 14
1973 1,487 1,476 11
1974 1,328 1,322 6
1975 1,315 1,309 6
1976 1,161 1,156 5
1977 1,143 1,143 0
1978 1,168 1,161 7
1979 1,085 1,079 6
1980 1,002 1,002 0
1981 890 890 0
1982 881 881 0
1983 778 772 6
1984 756 756 0
1985 695 687 8
1986 667 658 9
1987 675 669 6
1988 636 631 5
1989 546 546 0
1990 513 513 0
1991 485 485 0
1992 463 463 0
1993 450 450 0
1994 420 420 0
1995 362 362 0
1996 338 338 0
1997 311 311 0
1998 311 311 0
1999 298 298 0
2000 310 310 0
2001 272 272 0
2002 325 325 0
2003 244 244 0
2004 284 284 0
2005 238 238 0
2006 260 260 0
2007 286 286 0
2008 254 254 0
2009 331 331 0
2010 236 236 0
2011 191 191 0
2012 192 192 0
2013 185 185 0
2014 176 176 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Janice? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 406,224 babies born with the name Janice in the United States. That's more than enough Janices to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1894 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Janice" was in 1951 with a total of 15,947 babies. (That's a lot of baby Janices)

According to the 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Janice" ranks #30 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 186 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1941. Across the entire United States a total of 10,098 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Janice popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Janice" mean? The list below shows the origins of Janice as well as things modernly associated with the name Janice such as celebrities named Janice.

English

Origin and Meaning of Janice

The name "Janice" is of English origin, and it means "God Is Gracious". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Janice Dickinson

Janice Dickinson is a model, photographer, author, and talent agent with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1972 to present. Janice was born in 1955 as Janice Doreen Dickinson in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Janice Pennington

Janice Pennington is a playboy playmate . Janice was born in 1942 as Janice Marie Pennington in Seattle, Washington, USA.

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Alternative Meanings

J is for jubilant, the upbeat you!

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

C is for caring, your finest trait.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

Your name in reverse order is "Ecinaj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Jnciae". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Janice born Jan 7, 1995

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Borneo approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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