Today I learned that “Janice” has only been around since about 1899. Very interesting!
ClassicalNames  today
It’s okay, although not the best pronunciation.
MythicalCreature  4/18/2021
It can also be pronounced as /d͡ʒə.'niːs/ (jə-NEES) as in the same manner as DENISE.
LionB3  6/19/2020
This is a middle name in my family. A mom, her daughter and granddaughter share it. They pronounce it Juh-neice. Not sure where that pronunciation came from.
Elistariel  5/23/2020
I am a Janice. Often I wished my parents had chosen a less “boring” name, but after all, I now prefer to be boring and not rude. I had the distinction of being the bearer of a less-than-common name, for sure. There were a Janis and a Janet in my class at school, and as far as I recall, we were the only three in the entire school.
Janicew  2/16/2020
My big crush in high school was named Janice, which is probably why I like the name.
Doolind6  6/26/2019
Janice is a character/vehicle in the Cartoon Network series The Amazing World of Gumball.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2019
Janice is a bunny girl in the video game Chrono Cross.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2018
Makes me think of Janice Dickinson. Not a good association because she isn't nice.
Luvbug86  10/13/2018
Extremely old fashioned.
kayisforkeen  8/31/2018
Janice Avery from Bridge to Terabithia. She constantly antagonizes the main characters and others.
Official Name Critic  12/7/2017
Also pronounced jə-NEES by some.
Nifty_Name_Nerd  9/17/2017
Besides finding it somewhat dated, Janice is a decent enough name. However, for personal reasons, to which I will not mention, I fail to see myself ever obsessing over this name.
― Anonymous User  3/12/2017
Janice Doreen Dickinson is an American model, photographer, author and talent agent. Initially notable as a model, she has been disputably described by herself and others as the first supermodel. One of the most successful models of the 1970s and 1980s, she also served as a judge on four cycles on America's Next Top Model beginning in 2003. She opened a modeling agency in 2005, which was documented in the reality television series The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.
cutenose  1/20/2017
We had a family friend with this name and she was a very nice woman so I SHOULD associate this name with her and like it. But it is pronounced just like the adjective 'janus' and that has negative connotations i.e. two-faced, duplicitous. Although that is technically 'janus-faced'. The Roman god Janus with his two faces is supposed to represent new beginnings, gateways etc.

It would be an interesting idea to name someone born a Gemini this, but I have always thought it would be an appropriate name for a character in a book who is schizophrenic.
― Anonymous User  12/14/2016
Janice is my mom's name. I think it's a fine name. A bit uncommon today, but a number of women in their 40s-60s are named Janice. I have noticed that some people have a hard time understanding her name. They come out with all sorts of names no matter how many times she repeats it (Pam? Jean? Anne?), so sometimes she just says yes to the first wrong name they say, or she just says Jan. When people read it, they sometimes say Ja-neice, which irritates her a little bit. It's pronounced like Janus. All in all, Janice is a perfectly okay name. It makes me think of my mom and smile, so I like it.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2016
The name Janice was given to 197 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
Janice is a little too old fashioned for me, but other than that it's a very nice name.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2016
Good enough, although a bit dated. Janice brings to mind a type of woman who is very stable and stable minded and has a good head on her shoulders. Oddly, I can easily picture a "Janice" who likes to help and provide for others.
― Anonymous User  1/9/2016
Being another form of Jane, it seems nice to have if you're pretty and girly, but ugly to have the opposite way.
Hushpuppy  7/18/2015
I think this name is cute and beautiful. Xxoxo :)
― Anonymous User  10/4/2014
I check out a lot of middle aged customers with this name. May have been popular in the 60s &/or 70s.
AppleM32  1/13/2014
The name Janice was given to 189 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
This name is so boring. It even reminds me of floor mops. Yuck.
MeinNameIstMelissa  5/24/2013
Janice is a beautiful name in my opinion, especially since this is the name of my favorite aunt who has practically raised me. She is my confidante and we are very close, so naturally, Janice is a name that really means a lot to me.
HugeFanOfVivVance  9/16/2011
I thought it was pretty at first, because I thought it was pronounced juh-NEESE... kind of like Denise.
Chrila96  9/10/2010
Janice Rand was the name of Captain Kirk's personal yeoman during the first season of Star Trek: The Original Series. She was played by Grace Lee Whitney.
nenmo  2/14/2009
This name is quite old fashioned, but I like the fact that it has the word nice in it.
― Anonymous User  10/20/2008
I don't really like most names ending in 's' or the 's' sound, and this one is no exception.
slight night shiver  4/24/2008
This is my name and while I don't love it, I don't hate it either. Any other name on this site, no matter how hideous I consider it, has at least one positive comment posted--except mine! I don't believe one should dislike a name just because the writers of a popular television show elected to use it for an unsympathetic character. Nor do I feel the name Janice is boring--not nearly so much so as Anne, Sue, or Lynn! My name is out of style now, but it just may come back in fifty years or so.
― Anonymous User  9/21/2007
An absolute boring name! BLAH.
― Anonymous User  8/4/2007
This form of Jane seems to have been invented by the American novelist Paul Leicester Ford for the title character of his book _Janice Meredith_, first published in 1899. I suspect that he blended the names Janet and Alice to create it. The story is set in New Jersey during the time of the American Revolution, but I've never found a real example born before Ford's book was published. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  11/15/2006
Nah man, can't stand this name, it reminds me of that chick from Friends.
― Anonymous User  9/14/2006
Janice Joplin (1943-1970) was a famous bearer of this name and was also a famous rock legend. She may have ended her life on drugs but had the heart, spirit and voice of an angel. A true hero.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2006
Actually, she spelled it Janis.
claraelizabethann  7/27/2006
Janice was a recurring character in the sitcom Friends, as an annoying ex-girlfriend of Chandler.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
A famous bearer of this name is Janice Dickinson, the world's first supermodel!
VeryGorgeous  12/16/2005
Janice Dickinson was one of the first supermodels. Dorian Leigh was the first one.
frangg23  12/21/2005

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