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Janine was a popular baby name throughout most of the twentieth century. Though originally a French name, it is now a common name with a vintage feel throughout America. It is important to note, however, that Janine has not been a top 1,000 name since 1994.

Meaning of the Name Janine

Janine is the modern variation of the baby name Jeannine which means, “God is gracious”. The latter was a diminutive of the name Jeanne, which is the French form of Jane. All three of these names come from Jehanne, which dates back to the Hebrew Iohannes.

The baby name Janine is a more modern variation of the French Jeannine. Jeannine began as a nickname of sorts for Jeanne, which comes from the Hebrew Iohannes. Iohannes lends itself to names like John and Giovanni too, which all mean “God is gracious.”

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Nicknames for Janine

Janine is vintage and formal baby name. It is refined and wholesome and has a variety of fun nickname options. We've compiled a list below for you to consider for the Janine in your life:

Janine Name Details

Style: Modern

Gender: Janine is traditionally considered to be a girls name.

Pronunciation: Juh-NEEN

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Janine

  • Janeen
  • Jannine
  • Janinne
  • Janninne
  • Jeanine
  • Jeaninne

Janine Name Popularity

Janine was a top 1,000 baby name in America from 1938 to 1994. In 1938, the name ranked at number 938, and in 1994, it ranked at number 961. Janine did its best from 1960 to 1968 and again in 1970, as a top 300 name. The best year for the name was in 1960 at rank 231.

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Great Middle Names for Janine and Their Meanings

Famous People Named Janine

  • Janine Turner (actress, “Cliffhanger”)
  • Janine Chang (actress, “Here to Heart”)
  • Janine Duvitski (actress, “Waiting for God”)
  • Janine Jansen (violinist)
  • Janine di Giovanni (journalist, author)
  • Janine Habeck (model)
  • Janine Butcher (character from “Eastenders”)
  • Janine Hawkins (character from “Sherlock”)
  • Janine Kishi (character from “Babysitters Club”)
  • Janine Nebeski (character from “Bad Girls”)
  • Janine (character from “Pokemon” video games)
  • Janine Melnitz (character from “Ghostbusters”)
  • Janine Stifler (character from “Stifler's Mom”)
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