Janice

First Name
407k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
600
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Janice

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

Wiktionary

A 19th century variant of Jane, apparently inspired by names like Alice, Bernice or Eunice.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Janice

Janice Crouch is a co-founder of trinity broadcasting network, trinity broadcasting network, and co-founder oftrinity broadcasting network. She holds the title Vice President and Director of Network Programming/TBN and Director/CEO of Holy Land Experience. Janice was given the name Janice Wendell Bethany on March 14th, 1938 in New Brockton, Alabama.

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Janice Dickinson is a model, photographer, author, and talent agent. Janice was given the name Janice Doreen Dickinson on February 15th, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Janice Rogers Brown is a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California, Judge of theUnited States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Associate Justice of theSupreme Co. Janice was born on May 11th, 1949 in Greenville, Alabama.

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Janice Rule was an actress and psychotherapist. Janice was given the name Mary Janice Rule on August 15th, 1931 in Norwood, Ohio. She passed away on October 17th, 2003.

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Janice Soprano is a housewife. Janice is also known as Parvati Wasatch.

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Janice was born on December 29th, 1988 in Hong Kong. Janice is also known as JM and 珊珊 (Shānshān).

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Janice

Janice is an athlete for the S.L. Benfica (futsal).

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How popular is the baby 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 1,572 1,567 5
1929 1,694 1,689 5
1930 1,940 1,930 10
1931 2,298 2,287 11
1932 2,643 2,628 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 7,799 7,765 34 #25 girl name
1938 8,749 8,712 37 #24 girl name
1939 8,816 8,779 37 #24 girl name
1940 9,362 9,315 47 #22 girl name
1941 10,098 10,060 38 #22 girl name
1942 10,327 10,282 45 #25 girl name
1943 10,693 10,654 39 #26 girl name
1944 9,763 9,731 32 #28 girl name
1945 10,803 10,781 22 #24 girl name
1946 14,066 14,036 30 #22 girl name
1947 15,440 15,408 32 #22 girl name
1948 14,191 14,160 31 #23 girl name
1949 14,469 14,451 18 #24 girl name
1950 15,038 15,013 25 #22 girl name
1951 15,978 15,955 23 #21 girl name
1952 15,001 14,983 18 #23 girl name
1953 14,634 14,611 23 #22 girl name
1954 13,541 13,517 24 #25 girl name
1955 13,210 13,172 38 #25 girl name
1956 13,044 13,013 31 #26 girl name
1957 11,987 11,962 25 #32 girl name
1958 10,911 10,883 28 #35 girl name
1959 10,517 10,490 27 #37 girl name
1960 9,664 9,620 44 #41 girl name
1961 8,753 8,721 32 #52 girl name
1962 7,843 7,819 24 #58 girl name
1963 7,100 7,072 28 #63 girl name
1964 6,191 6,164 27 #69 girl name
1965 5,048 5,029 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 2,346 2,332 14
1971 2,159 2,144 15
1972 1,728 1,714 14
1973 1,487 1,476 11
1974 1,328 1,322 6
1975 1,317 1,311 6
1976 1,160 1,155 5
1977 1,143 1,143 0
1978 1,169 1,162 7
1979 1,085 1,079 6
1980 1,004 1,004 0
1981 890 890 0
1982 881 881 0
1983 779 773 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 273 273 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 186 186 0
2014 177 177 0
2015 198 198 0
2016 164 164 0

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Popularity of Janice as a first name

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Popularity of Janice as a last name

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Common last names for Janice

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Jackson
  • Martin
  • Thomas
  • Clark
  • Robinson
  • Hall
  • Baker

Common first names for Janice

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Janice U.S.
  White 55.83% 64.26%
  African American 33.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.17% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.83% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Janice

People with the last name Janice are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Janice

  • How Popular is the name Janice? Janice is the 166th most popular name of all time. As a last name Janice was the 37,180th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Janice have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 406,602 babies born with the first name Janice in the United States. That's more than enough people named Janice to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Janice? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1894 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Janice first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Janice is Saturday, July 27th, 1861.
  • What year had the most people named Janice born? The highest recorded use of the first name Janice was in 1951 with a total of 15,955 babies. That's a lot of babies named Janice!
  • Random Janice Factoid: According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Janice ranks 69th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 42 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1962.
  • Weird things about the name Janice: Your name in reverse order is Ecinaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anecij. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Janice? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 600 people with the last name Janice.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Janice? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Janice as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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