Janis Name Meaning & Origin

Janis

Pronunciation: JAN-is (key)

Origin of the name Janis:

Modern variant of Jane (God is gracious), made by adding the suffix -ice.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Jan, Janice

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Comments and insights on the name Janis: | Edit

I like the spelling with an S better than the spelling with a CE. The JANIS spelling is cool. JANICE sounds like a goody-goody girl.

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Nicknames for Janis: | Edit

Jan
Juanita
Jaja

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Famous real-life people named Janis: | Edit

Janis Ian, American singer-songwriter of the 1960s-70s, most famous for "At Seventeen"
Janis Ian was also a character in the 2004 film Mean Girls
Janis Joplin, American singer-songwriter of the 1960s, lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company

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"OH YEAHHHHHH JANISSSSS SLURP SLURPPP JANISSSSSSSS OooOoOoOoOoOooOoOoOo JANISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS"

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