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What does Janelle mean?

Janelle /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.

Associated with: modern.


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:
(female) Janelje, Janlee, ..

(male) Janelje, Janellen, ..

How 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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Janelle for girls. Janelle was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its peak position of #217 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is presently at #450. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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, Daniele, Daniella (#319 in recent rankings), Danielle (#264), Dannielle, Danyell, Danyelle, Janae (#932), Jane (#322), Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel, Janell, Janely, Janene, Janessa (#761), Janet (#1375), Janeth, Janetta, Janette, Janey, Janice (#1325), Janie (#1393), Janine, Janise, Jeanette (#1947), Jenell, Jenelle and Jonelle. Other forms, like Doneille, are uncommon. These forms of Janelle were popular with parents 6 decades ago (adoption of 2.5%) and have become significantly less common since (adoption 0.3%, 89%), with versions like Danette becoming less in vogue. Daniella is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janelle, Danelle, Danette, Daniele, Daniella in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Danielle, Dannielle, Danyell, Danyelle, Janae in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jane, Janean, Janee, Janeen, Janel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janell, Janely, Janene, Janessa, Janet in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janeth, Janetta, Janette, Janey, Janice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janie, Janine, Janise, Jeanette, Jenell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenelle, Jonelle in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Janelle is alike in pronunciation to Ginelle, Jaenelle, Janiel, Jonel, Jonell, Jonnelle, Junel and Junelle. Other recommended names are Annelle, Arnelle, Chanelle, Danell, Danille, Darelle, Darnelle, Dawnelle, Denelle, Dinelle, Donelle, Gaelle, Gazelle, Hazelle, Jaelle, Jahnel, Jahnell (see Johnella), Jahnelle, Jameela, Jamela, Jamelia, Jamielee, Jamilla, Jamille, Janalee, Janeece, Janeese, Janeille, Janesse, Jannalee, Jazelle, Jemelle, Jenalee, Jiselle, Jizelle, Jobelle, Jodelle, Joelle, Johnella, Joselle, Jovelle, Jowelle, Joyelle, Jozelle, Katelle, Lanelle, Lavelle, Lynelle, Mabelle, Maelle, Nanella, Nanelle, Narelle, Rafelle, Rainelle, Randelle, Ranelle, Ranielle, Raynelle, Renelle, Ronelle, Sabelle, Sadelle, Samelle, Shanelle, Tanelle and Yabelle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Janelle.