Meaning and Name Origin
Janella \j(a)-nella, jan(el)-la\ as a name for girls. Janella's root is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Janella is "God is gracious". Janella is a variant of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine form of John. Janella is also a variant of Janelle: modern elaborated form of Jane, with the feminine ending -elle from names like Danielle.
Janella has 34 more related variations 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.
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)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Janella and associated names. Popular variation forms of Janella (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Jane (#322 last year), Janelle (#450), Janessa (#761), Janette, Janna, Jenelle, Janet, Janeen, Janell, Jana and Janel. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during 1970-1979 and is now significantly less, with forms like Janet, Janette, Janna, Janell and Jana falling out of fashion. Janelle (#450) and Janessa (#761) are two of the more fashionable girl names among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Janella is pronounced similarly to Gianella, Ginella and Johnella. Other recommended similar baby names are Danella, Jaenelle, Jahnell, Jahnelle, Jameela, Jameila, Jamela, Jamelia, Jamilla, Janeille, Jonell, Junelle and Nanella. These names tend to be less frequently used than Janella.