What does Janel mean?
Janel [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 variant of John. Janel is also a form of Janelle.
Associated with: gracious.
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.Creative forms:
(female) Jaenel, Jeanel, ..
(male) Janelie, .. Middle name pairings:
Janel Sharon (J.S.), ..
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)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. 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.
Janel▼ is alike in pronunciation to Jaenelle, Janiel, Jeannell, Jenneil, Johnel, Jonel, Jonell, Junel and Junelle. Other suggested similar 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.See names in meaning and etymology.