What does the baby name Janis mean? Learn about what Janis means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Janis - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Janis
J-A-N-I-S, is a 5-letter female given name.
Meaning of Janis
God is gracious.
Origin of Janis
The name 'Janis' is of Hebrew origin. It is derived from the Hebrew name 'Yochanan', which means 'God is gracious'. 'Janis' is a variation of the more commonly known name 'Janice' or 'Janet'.
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Popularity of Janis
The popularity of the name 'Janis' has fluctuated over time. It gained popularity in the United States during the mid-20th century, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s. It reached its peak in the 1950s, ranking among the top 100 names for girls. However, its popularity gradually declined in subsequent decades.
Janis currently has 60 likes, and is in the top 8% of liked girl's names. The name Zada is slightly more popular than Janis.

Etymology of Janis

The name 'Janis' is a variant of the name 'Janice', which is a diminutive form of 'Jane'. 'Jane' is derived from the Hebrew name 'Yochanan', meaning 'God is gracious'. The name 'Janis' carries the same meaning and etymology as its variants.

Cultural Significance of Janis

The name 'Janis' does not hold any specific cultural significance. However, it is widely used in various cultures around the world, particularly in English-speaking countries. It is often chosen by parents who appreciate its simplicity and timeless appeal.