What does Janella mean?
Janella /ja-nel-la/ [3 sylls.] 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 transcription of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine version of John. Janella is also a variant of Janelle.
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)
Popular variation forms of Janella (not ranked) rated in the Top 1000 are Jane (#322 last year), Janelle (#450), Janessa (#761), Jenelle, Janell and Janel. Forms like Jonella are uncommon. Usage of these girl names reached its highest during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3837%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.2445%, 36.3% less), with the forms Janel, Janell and Jane becoming less fashionable. Janelle (#450) and Janessa (#761) are two of the more fashionable girl names among these. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Janella and associated names. (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.