Gender: Female Meaning of Janice: "God's gracious gift" Origin of Janice: Variation of Jane

Janice Origin and Meaning

The name Janice is a girl's name meaning "God's gracious gift".

For a minute or two this sounded more modern than Janet, now equally outmoded.

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NotADadJustAWriter Says:


"More like Ja-not-nice" -CmK

paulapuddephatt Says:


I agree with you. I like a lot of the names that are written off as "dated", on this site and in general. It's interesting that ultra old-fashioned names are okay, because they are vintage, but names that are not quite so old-fashioned are dismissed. I get that sometimes it does take time for a name to be ready for a comeback, but if it's a nice enough name, it can be fine for people to continue to use it, on a small scale, for maybe ten or twenty years, or longer. It will be that much more unusual and special, in a generation where every other person doesn't have the same, or a similar, name.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Lovely name. I've always liked Janice/Janis. Jani would work as a nickname, and sounds cute, and Jan would be an option, if she preferred that, when she was older.

scblovesnames Says:


Dated doesn't mean it isn't nice, just means it belongs to our Grandparents generation. I think it's really nice, probably won't use it though just because there are other names I like better.

rie Says:


Common name in the 1950's.