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What does Janell mean?

Janell Pronunciation of Janell [janell] as a name for girls is an alternate form of Janelle: modern elaborated variation of Jane.


Janell has 8 variants: Janel, Janielle, Jannelle, Jenell, Jenelle, Jinelle, Johnelle and Jonelle.

6 more different relations via Janelle: Janelba, Janella, Janellie, Janely, Janiella and Jinella.

Creative forms:
(female) Jacell, Jayell, ..

(male) Janly, ..

Middle name pairings:
Janell Rosa (J.R.), ..

How popular is Janell?

Janell is a very prominent first name for females (#975 out of 4276, Top 23%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Janell entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its peak position of #592 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Janel, Janelle (#470 from recent data), Janely, Jenell, Jenelle and Jonelle are the prominent variation forms of Janell. Usage of these relations of Janell was at its peak 4 decades ago (median #1083) and is now significantly lower (#1781, 64.2% less usage).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janell, Janel, Janelle, Janely, Jenell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenelle, Jonelle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Janell and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Janell is pronounced similarly to Ginelle, Jaenelle, Janiel, Jannel, Jaynell, Jeanelle, Jeannell, Jeannelle, Jenneil, Jennelle, Johnel, Jonel, Jonell, Jonnelle, Junel and Junelle. Other suggested similar names are Branell (see Brandy), Chanell, Danele, Danell, Danella, Danelle, Dannell, Danyell, Darnell, Denell, Donell, Hazell, Jael, Jaelle, Jahnel, Jahnell (see Johnella), Jahnelle, Jameela, Jameila, Jamela, Jamelia, Jamila, Jamilla, Jamille, Jane, Janea, Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janeille, Janene, Janess, Janet, Janeta, Janeth, Janett, Janeva, Janey, Jayel, Jazelle, Jemelle, Jenella, Jewell, Jodell, Joell, Johnella, Jonella, Lanelle, Linell, Lynell, Marell, Marnell, Nanella, Nanelle, Ranelle, Renell, Shanell, Tanelle and Wynell. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janell.

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