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Janis Joplin (American singer, 1943-1970) was known for her powerful blues, soul, rock, and psychedelic sound.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2016
I like Janis a lot better than Janice, I'm not entirely sure why though.
AmbiguouslyAnonymous  10/6/2016
I've known a lady ever since I was little whose name is Janis and I always thought it was a fake name. I call her son, whose name is John, Johnis because I thought it was the name Jan with "is" on the end. Recently, I found out that it's the same as the name Janice. It all makes sense now hahaha.
Liesl  10/5/2010
The proper Latvian spelling is Jānis. [noted -ed]
Lucille  9/7/2010
I love this name because of the extremely talented musician Janis Ian. "At Seventeen" is one of the most beautiful songs to have ever been written.
beginagain  6/19/2009
I much prefer the spelling Janice. There's just no reason to spell it Janis. I have found that the vast majority of people who say they don't like the name Janice\Janis cite one of two reasons: It's dated and\or it's the name of the annoying character on "Friends." Neither of which is poor Janice's fault and no reason not to like the name.
queenv  4/7/2009
I'm not much of a fan of the name Janice, as I don't like many names ending in the 's' sound, and because the name has a rather harsh sound to it, but I prefer this spelling, as this makes me think of Janis Joplin rather than Janice Dickinson. Of course, the pronunciation isn't any different.
slight night shiver  6/7/2008
There's a character in the movie "Mean Girls" who's named Janis Ian.
Ryx3  10/2/2007
Famous bearer: Janis Joplin.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Janis is the twin sister of Janet.
Dogsy  11/20/2005

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