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What does Janela mean?

Janela /ja-ne-la/ as a girls' name. Janela's name origin is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Janela is "God is gracious". Janela is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -la, of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine version of John.

Associated with: gracious


Janela has 3 variants: Janella, Jenella and Jonella.

Janela has 56 more alternative forms via Jane: Jaina, Jaine, Jainee, Jan, Jana, Janae, Janaye, Jandy, Janean, Janeane, Janeczka, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janelba, Janelle, Janene, Janerita, Janessa, Janet, Janeta, Janeth, Janetta, Janette, Janey, Jania, Janica, Janice, Janie, Janina, Janine, Janis, Janise, Janit, Janka, Janna, Jannel, Jannelle, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jayne, Jaynell, Jeanelle, Jenda, Jenelle, Jenica, Jinna, Joana, Joanna, Jonelle, Juana, Juanita, Vania and Vanya.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Janelia, Junela, ..

(male) Janede, Janelade, ..

How popular is Janela?

Janela is a rare first name for women. Janela is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent related forms of Janela (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 are Jane (#322 from recent data), Joanna (#327), Janelle (#450), Janessa (#761), Janae (#932), Jana (#1106), Janice (#1325), Janet (#1375), Janie (#1393), Janney (#1651), Jaina (#1805), Jayna (#1806), Juana (#1915), Janna, Jayne, Joana, Juanita, Vania, Jonelle, Janise, Jenica, Jenelle, Jania, Janeen, Janel, Janee, Janean, Jan, Janene, Janeth, Janina, Janine, Janey, Janette, Janetta and Janis. Other variants, like Jainee, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Janela was at its highest 6 decades ago (median #1156) and is now much diminished (#1699, down 92%), with forms such as Jana becoming somewhat dated. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Janela and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jaina, Jan, Jana, Janae, Jane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janelle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janene, Janessa, Janet, Janeth, Janetta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janette, Janey, Jania, Janice, Janie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janina, Janine, Janis, Janise, Janna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janney, Jayna, Jayne, Jenelle, Jenica in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joana, Joanna, Jonelle, Juana, Juanita, Vania in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Janela is alike in pronunciation to Gianella, Ginella, Janalee, Janellie, Janiella, Jenilea, Jinella and Johnella. Other recommended names are Anela, Camela, Candela, Danea, Danele, Danell, Danella, Harela, Jaeda, Jael, Jaena, Jaenelle, Jahnel, Jahnell (see Johnella), Jalea, Jalena, Jameela, Jameelah, Jameila, Jameka, Jamela, Jamelia, Jamila, Jamilah, Jamilia, Jamilla, Janaea, Janaya, Janea, Janecia, Janeesa, Janell, Janely, Janess, Janett, Janeva, Janevra (see Geneva), Janiel, Janika, Janita, Janora, Janowa (see Janoah), Jemila, Jenell, Jeneva, Jinelle, Jineva, Jisela, Joela, Johnel, Jonel, Jonell, Joneva, Junel, Junelle, Kaela, Laela, Manuela, Nanella, Pamela, Tanea, Taneea, Tanjela (see Tangela), Vanesa, Vaneza, Waneta and Zaneta. These names tend to be more commonly used than Janela.