Janine Name Meaning & Origin

Janine

Pronunciation: jə-NEEN (key)

Origin of the name Janine:

English variant of the French Jeannine, a feminine form of Jean (God is gracious).

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Comments and insights on the name Janine: | Edit

My name is Janine and I never really liked it, although I'm getting used to it because it is very unique were I live. But people tend to mispronounce and misspell it a lot, which is just annoying.

My name is Janine too and I like it okay, though it does have a "plain" sound to it. People misspell it all sorts of annoying ways, like Jenine, Genene, Janeen, and misread/mispronounce it as Jannie, Janie, Jeanie, Jennie, Jannin (rhymes with Shannon)... very annoying. It's not like it's the most obscure name, but no one seems to get it right.

Personal experiences with the name Janine: | Edit

I always get comments on how unique and beautiful my name is. I love my name!

My sister is called Janine and we often shorten it to Nina, as it's such a cute name and really easy for the little kids in the family to say.
It is amazing how often her name has been mis-spelled over the years!!! Some people pronounce it J-neen, some JANine and some JaNEEN. I know two Janine's who both prefer for it to be pronounced JANeen.

Nicknames for Janine: | Edit

Jan, Nina, Nini, J9, Nineke (Dutch, pronounced NEE-neh-keh), Janey

Meanings and history of the name Janine: | Edit

English form of the French names Jeanne and Jeannine, meaning "God's gracious gift".

Famous real-life people named Janine: | Edit

Janine Turner, American actress and author best known for her role in the TV series "Northern Exposure"

Janine in song, story & screen: | Edit

Janine Kishi, character in The Baby-Sitters Club books
"Janine", song by Trooper, popular in 1979-1980,
Janine Butcher, character on BBC British show Eastenders

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