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pinWhat does Janelle mean?

Janelle /jan-elle/ 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.

Kreatif forms: Janelje, Janellia. [more]

pinHow popular is Janelle?

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 Baby Names, 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 recent rankings) are Danelle, Danette, Daniella (#319 in recent rankings), Danielle (#264), Danyelle, Janae (#932), Jane (#322), Janeen, Janel, Janell, Janessa (#761), Janet, Janette, Janice, Janie, Janine, Jeanette and Jenelle. Other forms, like Janene, are uncommon. These forms of Janelle were popular with parents during 1970-1979 (adoption of 0.42%) and are somewhat less common today (adoption 0.16%, 63%), with versions like Janae, Janet, Janice, Janie and Janine falling out of style. Daniella, Danielle, Janelle and Janessa are four of the more fashionable names for newborns in this list.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janelle, Danelle, Danette, Daniella, Danielle in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Danyelle, Janae, Jane, Janeen, Janel in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janell, Janessa, Janet, Janette, Janice in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janie, Janine, Jeanette, Jenelle in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Janelle is alike in pronunciation to Ginelle, Jaenelle, Janiel, Jonel, Jonell, Jonnelle, Junel and Junelle. Other recommended similar baby names are Chanelle, Danell, Jaelle, Jahnel, Jahnell, Jameela, Jamille, Janalee, Janeece, Janeille, Jenalee, Joelle, Johnella, Joselle, Jovelle, Jowelle, Katelle, Lanelle, Mabelle, Rafelle, Rainelle, Ronelle, Shanelle, Tanelle and Yabelle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janelle.