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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Janis

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  1. A female given name, a re-spelling of Janice.

Notable Persons Named Janis

Janis Joplin was a psychedelic rock, blues rock, and psychedelic soul singer-songwriter. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She holds the title Me and Bobby McGee". She has had major accomplishments since 1962. Janis was given the name Janis Lyn Joplin on January 19th, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas, U.S. Janis is also known as Pearl. She breathed her last breath on October 4th, 1970.

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Janis Ian is a folk music musician. She was most active from 1965 to present. Janis was given the name Janis Eddy Fink on April 7th, 1951 in New York City.

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Janis Paige is an actress and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1944 to 2001. Janis was given the name Donna Mae Tjaden on September 16th, 1922 in Tacoma, Washington, US. Janis is also known as Tjaden and Donna Mae.

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Janis Karpinski is a military person. Her military service ended in 2005.

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Jānis Timma is a basketball player for the Zenit Saint Petersburg, ASK Riga, BK Liepājas Lauvas, BK Ventspils, BK VEF Rīga, and B.C. Zenit Saint Petersburg in the VTB United League and Eurocup Basketball. They were most prominent from 2009 to present. Jānis was born on July 2nd, 1992 in Krāslava, Latvia.

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Jānis Porziņģis is an athlete for the BK Ventspils, BK Liepājas Lauvas, BK Gulbenes Buki, BC Neptūnas, Kapfenberg Bulls, Norrköping Dolphins, Pallacanestro Don Bosco Livorno, and Pistoia Basket 2000. Their career lasted from 2000 to 2014. Jānis was born on July 13th, 1982 in Liepāja.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Janis

Jeff Janis is a football player for the Green Bay Packers. His most notable accomplishments were from 2014 to present. Jeff was born on June 24th, 1991 in Tawas City, Michigan.

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Conrad Janis is an actor; musician and actor. He was most active from 1945 to present. Conrad was born on February 11th, 1928 in New York City.

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Byron Janis is an american classical pianist, united states, and americanclassicalpianist. He was most active from 1960 to present. Byron was given the name Byron Yanks on March 24th, 1928 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Tim Janis is a musical artist.

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Elsie Janis was an actress. She was most prominent from 1894 to 1940. Elsie was given the name Elsie Bierbower on March 16th, 1889 in Columbus, Ohio. Elsie is also known as Little Elsie. She died on February 26th, 1956.

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How popular is the baby name Janis in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1909 6 6 0
1910 8 8 0
1911 11 11 0
1912 15 15 0
1913 20 20 0
1914 34 34 0
1915 39 39 0
1916 54 54 0
1917 55 55 0
1918 74 74 0
1919 79 79 0
1920 121 121 0
1921 105 105 0
1922 106 106 0
1923 107 107 0
1924 133 133 0
1925 140 140 0
1926 146 146 0
1927 196 196 0
1928 199 194 5
1929 226 226 0
1930 270 270 0
1931 261 261 0
1932 312 306 6
1933 361 361 0
1934 412 412 0
1935 448 448 0
1936 599 599 0
1937 721 715 6
1938 645 640 5
1939 620 620 0
1940 578 578 0
1941 601 596 5
1942 719 719 0
1943 658 651 7
1944 734 729 5
1945 1,132 1,127 5
1946 2,060 2,053 7
1947 3,217 3,205 12
1948 2,750 2,745 5
1949 2,458 2,458 0
1950 2,302 2,296 6
1951 2,557 2,550 7
1952 2,188 2,180 8
1953 1,873 1,865 8
1954 1,791 1,791 0
1955 1,848 1,838 10
1956 2,370 2,362 8
1957 1,554 1,554 0
1958 1,222 1,222 0
1959 1,014 1,014 0
1960 862 856 6
1961 709 709 0
1962 599 590 9
1963 664 664 0
1964 523 516 7
1965 427 427 0
1966 346 346 0
1967 306 306 0
1968 284 284 0
1969 275 270 5
1970 243 243 0
1971 280 280 0
1972 209 203 6
1973 168 163 5
1974 161 161 0
1975 155 155 0
1976 171 171 0
1977 161 161 0
1978 155 155 0
1979 161 161 0
1980 143 138 5
1981 124 124 0
1982 106 106 0
1983 102 102 0
1984 75 75 0
1985 80 80 0
1986 63 63 0
1987 47 47 0
1988 55 55 0
1989 75 75 0
1990 46 46 0
1991 40 40 0
1992 53 53 0
1993 45 45 0
1994 54 54 0
1995 46 46 0
1996 32 32 0
1997 40 40 0
1998 53 53 0
1999 52 52 0
2000 41 36 5
2001 38 38 0
2002 44 44 0
2003 26 26 0
2004 40 40 0
2005 36 36 0
2006 31 31 0
2007 30 30 0
2008 27 27 0
2009 35 35 0
2010 36 36 0
2011 23 23 0
2012 18 18 0
2013 28 28 0
2014 33 33 0
2015 30 30 0
2016 23 23 0
2017 20 20 0

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Popularity of Janis as a first name

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Popularity of Janis as a last name

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Common last names for Janis

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Berzins
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Liepins
  • Anderson
  • Ozolins
  • Baker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Janis U.S.
  White 73.21% 64.26%
  African American 3.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.83% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 16.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Janis

People with the last name Janis are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Janis

  • How Popular is the name Janis? Janis is the 1,016th most popular name of all time. As a last name Janis was the 7,821st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Janis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 48,898 babies born with the first name Janis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Janis to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Janis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1909 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Janis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Janis is Saturday, July 11th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Janis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Janis was in 1947 with a total of 3,205 babies. That's a lot of babies named Janis!
  • Random Janis Factoid: According to the 1948 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Janis ranks 90th in popularity as a baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, 292 babies in California have the same name as you in 1948.
  • Weird things about the name Janis: Your name in reverse order is Sinaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nsiaj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Janis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,233 people with the last name Janis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Janis? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Janis as their last name.

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