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What does Joelle mean?

Joelle [joel-le] as a girls' name is pronounced joh-EL. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Joelle is "Jehovah is God".

Feminine of Joel. It can also be taken as a combination of Jo and the feminine suffix -elle. Actresses Joely Fisher, Joely Richardson.

Associated with: combination (blend).


Joelle has 14 variants: Joela, Joelin, Joell, Joella, Joellen, Joelliane, Joellin, Joelly, Joellyn, Joely, Joelynn, Joetta, Jowella and Jowelle.

Joelle has 11 more different relations via Jo: Jobelle, Jodelle, Joette, Jolene, Jolise, Jolyn, Jonell, Jonelle, Jorene, Jovelle and Jozette.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Jile, Joelje, ..

(male) Joelah, Joelme, ..

How popular is Joelle?

Joelle is a very prominent first name for women (#1326 out of 4276, Top 31%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Joelle for girls. Joelle entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #775 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is presently at #1050. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joelle name in U.S.

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

Popular variation forms of Joelle (#1050 in 2014) ranked in the Top 2000 are Jo, Joel, Joell, Joella, Joellen, Joetta, Joette, Jolene (#720 in 2014), Jolyn, Jonell and Jonelle. These relations of Joelle were favored in the 1940s (average #1368) and have become significantly less conventional since, with the form Jo becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joelle, Jo, Joel, Joell, Joella in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joellen, Joetta, Joette, Jolene, Jolyn in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joelle and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Joelle is alike in pronunciation to Jael, Jaelle, Jewell, Jewelle, Jill, Joyelle and Jyll. Other suggested similar names are Abelle, Adelle, Arelle, Axelle, Chelle, Delle, Dielle, Donelle, Dorelle, Edelle, Gaelle, Helle, Holle, Idelle, Janelle, Jaylee, Jazelle, Jemelle, Jenelle, Jerle, Jewella, Jeyla, Jilli, Jillie, Jinelle, Jiselle, Jizelle, Jocelle, Jodell, Joeleen, Joeline, Johnelle, Jola, Jolee, Joli, Jolie, Joly, Jonella, Jonnelle, Joolie, Joselle, Julee, Julie, Jullee, Jullie, Jully, Junelle, Loella, Lorelle, Luelle, Maelle, Moselle, Neelle (see Neilina), Noele, Noell, Noelle, Norelle, Odelle, Robelle, Romelle, Ronelle, Rozelle, Shelle, Soulle, Stelle, Udelle, Zoelie and Zoelle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Joelle.