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What does Joelle mean?

Joelle Pronunciation of Joelle [joelle] 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.

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

Creative forms:
(female) Jale, Jole, ..

(male) Joelah, Joelme, ..

Middle name pairings:
Joelle Liah (J.L.), ..

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)

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 #1077. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Joelle (#1077 in 2015) ranked in the Top 2000 are Jo, Joel, Joell, Joella, Joellen, Joetta, Joette, Jolene (#735 in 2015), 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.

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