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What does Janell mean?

Janell /jan-ell/ 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.

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

Kreatif forms:
(female) Janlia, Jeell, ..

(male) Janellah, Janly, ..

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)


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

Charted below is the baby name history of Janell for girls. 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, 2014)

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

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

Janel, Janelle (#450 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 3 decades ago (median #1083) and is now significantly lower (#1778, 62.9% 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.