Meaning and name origin
Janella \j(a)-nella, jan(el)-la\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Janella is "God is gracious". Janella is a variant of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine form of John. Also a variant of Janelle: modern elaborated form of Jane, with the feminine ending -elle from names like Danielle.
Janella is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3383 out of 4276, Top 79%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Janella and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jane (#322) and Janelle (#450). (2014 statistics).
Janella is also pronounced similarly to Gianella, Ginella and Johnella. Other suggested similar baby names are Danella, Jaenelle, Jahnell, Jahnelle, Jameela, Jameila, Jamela, Jamelia, Jamilla, Janeille, Janel▼, Janelba, Janell▼, Janely, Janielle, Jannelle, Jaynell, Jeanelle, Jenell, Jenelle, Jinelle, Jonell, Jonelle, Junelle and Nanella. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janella.