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What does Janelle mean?

Janelle \j(a)-nelle, jan(el)-le\ as a girls' name is pronounced ja-NELL. Modern elaborated form of Jane, with the feminine ending -elle from names like Danielle. See also Jeanelle.


Janelle has 15 variants: Janel, Janelba, Janell, Janella, Janellie, Janely, Janiella, Janielle, Jannelle, Jenell, Jenelle, Jinella, Jinelle, Johnelle and Jonelle.

Janelle has 45 more alternative forms via Danielle, Jane, Jeanelle: Daanelle, Danee, Danele, Danella, Danelle, Danelley, Danette, Daniele, Daniella, Dannielle, Danyell, Danyella, Danyelle, Dhanielle, Doneille, Jainee, Janae, Janaye, Janean, Janeane, Janee, Janeen, Janela, Janene, Janessa, Janet, Janeta, Janeth, Janetta, Janette, Janey, Janice, Janie, Janine, Janique, Janise, Jannel, Jaynell, Jeanelle, Jeanette, Jeannell, Jeannelle, Jenella, Jennelle and Jonella.


Janelle is a very prominent first name for women (#548 out of 4276, Top 13%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#16130 out of 88799, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Janelle for girls. Janelle was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its peak position of #235 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is presently at #450. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janelle name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Janelle and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Janelle (#450 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000 are Danelle, Danette, Daniella (#319 in 2014), Danielle (#264), Danyelle, Janae (#932), Jane (#322), Janeen, Janel, Janell, Janessa (#761), Janet, Janette, Janice, Janie, Janine, Jeanette and Jenelle. This girl name was at the peak of its popularity during the years 1970-1979 and has become significantly less popular since, with versions like Janae, Janet, Janice, Janie and Janine falling out of style. Daniella (#319), Danielle (#264), Janelle (#450) and Janessa (#761) are four of the more fashionable names for newborns in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Danelle, Danette, Daniella, Danielle, Danyelle, Janae, Jane, Janeen, Janel, Janell in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janelle, Janessa, Janet, Janette, Janice, Janie, Janine, Jeanette, Jenelle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Daniella, Danielle, Jane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Janelle is alike in pronunciation to Genelle, Ginelle, Jaenelle, Jonell, Jonnelle and Junelle. Other recommended similar baby names are Jaelle, Jahnell, Jahnelle, Jamille, Janalee, Janeille, Jazelle, Jemelle, Lanelle, Nanelle, Ranelle and Tanelle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janelle.