Meaning and Origin of: Janis

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : God is gracious; a feminine version of John
  • Hebrew : God is gracious; form of Jane

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : perhaps a variant spelling of Janice.
  • French : unexplained.
  • Latvian : from the first name Jānis, Latvian form of John.
  • A Janis from the Champagne region of France is documented in 1704 in Trois Rivières, Quebec, with the secondary surname <xref>Sicard</xref>.