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What does Janel mean?

Janel Pronunciation of Janel as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Janel means "God is gracious". Janel is a version of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine variation of John. Janel is also a form of Janelle.

ASSOCIATED WITH Jan-, gracious


VARIANTS Jonelle, Johnelle, Jinelle, Jenelle, Jenell, Jeanelle, Jannelle, Jannel, Janielle, Janell

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, Vanya

(female) Jaenel, ..

(male) Jave, ..

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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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Janel entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #509 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janel name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Janel outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Janel listed in the Top 2000 are Jane (#288 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Joanna (#306), Janelle (#470), Janessa (#721), Janae (#1003), Jana (#1011), Janice (#1238), Janie (#1396), Janet (#1487), Jaina (#1836), Juana (#1915), Joan (#1990), Jean, Jeanie, Janney, Jayne, Jayna, Jeanne, Jeni, Joni, Vania, Jonelle, Joana, Jenelle, Janna, Jenell, Janis, Janely, Janene, Jan, Janean, Janell, Janeen, Janeth, Janetta, Janina, Janine, Janee, Gene, Jania, Janette, Janey and Janise. These forms of Janel were favored as birth names during 1930-1939 (USAGE OF 5.4%) and are now much less common (USAGE 0.2%, DOWN 95.7%). Joanna is the all-time favorite, though Janessa has grown trendy as well, while forms such as Gene have become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janel, Gene, Jaina, Jan, Jana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janae, Jane, Janean, Janee, Janeen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janell, Janelle, Janely, Janene, Janessa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janet, Janeth, Janetta, Janette, Janey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jania, Janice, Janie, Janina, Janine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janis, Janise, Janna, Janney, Jayna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jenell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenelle, Jeni, Joan, Joana, Joanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jonelle, Joni, Juana, Vania in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane, Joanna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Janel is alike in pronunciation to Jaenelle, Janiel, Jeannell, Jenneil, Johnel, Jonel, Jonell, Junel and Junelle. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Batel, Carel, Chanel, Dael, Darel, Gael, Gayel, Hazel, Jacee, Jacey, Jade, Jadee, Jaden, Jae, Jael, Jahnel, Jahnell (see Johnella), Jalea, Jamee, Jamei, Jamela, James, Jamey, Janaea, Janaeh, Janah, Janai, Janay, Jances, Janea, Janess, Janett, Janeva, Jann, Janne, Jannet, Janot, Jaral, Jaye, Jayel, Jayil, Jeane, Jeanee, Jenee, Jewel, Jinee, Joane, Jone, Jonee, Jonet, June, Karel, Lael, Mabel, Madel, Rahel, Rakel, Shanel, Sonel and Sunel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janel.

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