What does Janel mean?
Janel \j(a)-nel\ as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Janel means "God is gracious". Janel is a derivative of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine form of John. Janel is also a form of Janelle.
Janel▼ has 29 more related forms via Jane, Janelle: Jaine, Jainee, Jan▼, Jana▼, Janae▼, Jandy, Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janela, Janelba, Janella, Janely, Janene, Janet▼, Janeta, Janeth, Janey, Jania, Janie▼, Janis▼, Janit, Janka, Janna▼, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jayne▼ and Jaynell.
Janel is a very popular first name for females (#1136 out of 4276, Top 27%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Janel for girls. Janel entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest rank of #551 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent variation forms of Janel listed in the Top 1000 are Jane (#322 the previous year), Janelle (#450), Janae (#932), Janis, Janna, Jayne, Janie, Jenelle, Janell, Jana, Janeen, Jan and Janet. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4888%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.0926%, down 81.1%), with forms like Janae, Janet, Jana, Janel and Jan becoming somewhat outmoded. Janelle (#450) is the most trendy girl name in this list. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Janel and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Janel▼ is alike in pronunciation to Janiel, Johnel, Jonel, Jonell and Junel. Other suggested similar baby names are Jael, Jahnel, Jahnell, Jamela, Janea and Jayel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janel.