What does Janel mean?
Janel /ja-nel/ as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Janel means "God is gracious". Janel is a version, with the suffix -l, of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine variant of John. Janel is also a form of Janelle.
Janel▼ has 64 more related forms via Jane, Janelle: Gene▼, Jaina, Jaine, Jainee, Jan▼, Jana▼, Janae▼, Janaye, Jandy, Janean, Janeane, Janee, Janeen, Janela, Janelba, Janella, Janellie, Janely, Janene, Janessa▲, Janet▼, Janeta, Janeth, Janetta, Janette▼, Janey, Jania, Janica, Janice▼, Janie▼, Janiella, Janina, Janine▼, Janis▼, Janise, Janit, Janka, Janna▼, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jayne▼, Jaynell, Jayni, Jaynie, Jean▼, Jeanie▼, Jeanne▼, Jenda, Jenella, Jeni, Jenie, Jinella, Jinna, Joan▼, Joana▼, Joanna▲, Jonella, Joni▼, Jonie, Juana▼, Vania and Vanya.Kreatif forms: Janelie, Jeanel. [more]
How popular is Janel?
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 from current records), Joanna (#327), Janelle (#450), Janessa (#761), Janae (#932), Jeanne, Jayne, Jenelle, Jean, Jeanie, Joan, Juana, Joni, Joana, Janna, Janie, Janeen, Jana, Jan, Janell, Janet, Janine, Gene, Janice, Janette and Janis. These forms of Janel were favored as birth names during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.52%) and are now much less common (usage 0.08%, down 84.4%). Joanna is the all-time favorite, though Janelle has grown trendy as well, while forms such as Janae, Janet, Janice, Janell and Jana have become less popular. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Janel and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Janel▼ is alike in pronunciation to Ginelle, Jaenelle, Janiel, Jeannell, Jeannelle, Jenneil, Jennelle, Johnel, Jonel, Jonell, Jonnelle, Junel and Junelle. Other suggested similar baby names are Jael, Jahnel, Jahnell, Jahnelle, Jameela, Jameila, Jamela, Jamelia, Jamila, Janalee, Janea, Janeille and Jayel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janel.