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What does Janella mean?

Janella Pronunciation of Janella [janel-la] as a name for girls has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Janella is "God is gracious". Janella is a variant form of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine version of John. Janella is also a variant of Janelle.

Associated with: gracious.


Janella has 6 variants: Janela, Janellie, Janiella, Jenella, Jinella and Jonella.

34 more relations via Jane, Janelle: Jana, Janean, Janeane, Janeczka, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janelba, Janell, Janely, Janene, Janerita, Janessa, Janet, Janeta, Janeth, Janetta, Janette, Janey, Jania, Janica, Janielle, Janina, Janka, Janna, Jannel, Jannelle, Jaynell, Jeanelle, Jenell, Jenelle, Jinelle, Johnelle and Jonelle.

Creative forms:
(female) Janelie, Junella, ..

(male) Janelme, ..

Middle name pairings:
Janella Kenzie (J.K.), ..

How popular is Janella?

Janella is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3383 out of 4276, Top 79%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Janella (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Jane (#288 from recent data), Janelle (#470), Janessa (#721), Jana (#1011), Janet (#1487), Jania, Janey, Janina, Janna, Jonelle, Jenelle, Jenell, Janette, Janeth, Janell, Janel, Janeen, Janean, Janely, Janee, Janene and Janetta. Other forms, like Jenella, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Janella reached its highest 7 decades ago (usage of 1.47%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.13%, 91% less), with forms like Janna falling out of fashion. Janessa is the most fashionable girl name among these. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janey, Jania, Janina, Janna, Jenell in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Janella is pronounced similarly to Gianella, Ginella, Janalee, Jenilea and Johnella. Other recommended names are Agnella (see Agnes), Camella, Danell, Danella, Danelle, Daniella, Danyella, Donella, Fenella, Finella, Fynella, Gazella, Jaelle, Jaenelle, Jahnel, Jahnell (see Johnella), Jahnelle, Jameela, Jameelah, Jameila, Jamela, Jamelia, Jamila, Jamilia, Jamilla, Jamille, Jamillia, Janea, Janecia, Janeesa, Janeille, Janeva, Janevra (see Geneva), Janiel, Jazelle, Jeannell, Jeannelle, Jemelle, Jennelle, Jewella, Joella, Jonel, Jonell, Jonnelle, Jowella, Junel, Junelle, Kamella, Labella, Lanelle, Lavella, Madella, Marella, Nanella, Nanelle, Onella, Pamella, Parnella, Raella, Rafella, Ranelle, Ronella, Sabella, Sadella, Samella, Shanella, Tanelle, Tanjella and Yabella. These names tend to be less frequently used than Janella.

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