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

The name Janice is a girl's name meaning "God's gracious gift". Janice and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Blessed and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

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

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Famous People Named Janice

Janice Doreen Dickinson, American supermodel
Janice Woods Windle, American novelist
Janice Long, English radio broadcaster
(Catherine) Janice Yap de Belen, Filipina actress
Janice Ann Atkinson, British MEP
(Mary) Janice Rule, American actress
Janice Kay Hahn, U.S. Congresswoman from California
Janice Felice Karman, American voice actress; wife of singer Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. of The Chipmunks
Janice Vidal, stage name of Wai Lan, Hong Kong pop singer

Pop Culture References for the name Janice

Janice Litman Goralnick (nee Hosenstein), Chandler's girlfriend on TV's "Friends"
Janice Soprano, character on TV's "The Sopranos"
Janice Ellis, character on Disney's "Suite Life of Zack and Cody"; twin sister of Jessica Ellis
Janice Porter, character in DC Comics
Janice, character in video game "Chrono Cross"
Janice, member of Muppet band Electric Mayhem
Janice Emmons, character in the Peanuts special "Why, Charlie Brown, Why?"
Janice of the Hurricane, character in video game" Fullmetal Alchemist 3: Kami o Tsugu Shōjo"
Janice Battersby, character in British soap "Coronation Street"
Janice Rand, character in "Star Trek"
Janice aka Annabelle Higgins, character in "The Conjuring" series
Janice, character on TV's "The Millers"
Janice Garvey, a character on TV's Benidorm
Janice Licalsi, a character on TV's NYPD Blue
Janice Lincoln aka Beetle, a character in Marvel Comics
Janice Templeton, a character in animated film "The Boss Baby"

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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.