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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 (#35757 out of 150436, Top 24%). (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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Popular variation forms of Janelle (#450 in 2014) 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. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4219%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1554%, down 63.2%), 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. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Janelle and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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.