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Meaning and name origin

Janelle \j(a)-nelle, jan(el)-le\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Janel, Janelba, Janell, Janella, Janellie, Janely, Janiella, Janielle, Jannelle, Jenell, Jenelle, Jinella, Jinelle, Johnelle and Jonelle.


Janelle is a very popular first name for females (#548 out of 4276, Top 13%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#16130 out of 88799, Top 18%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Janelle for girls. Janelle reached its highest rank of #235 in the U.S. in 1980-1989. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Janelle and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Danielle (#264), Jane (#322), Janelle (#450), Jenelle, Janel and Janell. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Danielle, Jane, Janel, Janell, Janelle, Jenelle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Janelle is also pronounced similarly to Genelle, Ginelle, Jaenelle, Jaynell, Jeannelle, Jennelle, Jonell, Jonnelle and Junelle. Other suggested similar baby names are Danelle, Jaelle, Jahnell, Jahnelle, Jamille, Janalee, Janeille, Janela, Jazelle, Jemelle, Jenella, Jonella, Lanelle, Nanelle, Ranelle and Tanelle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janelle.