Janelle - Meaning of Janelle
[ 2 syll. ja-nel-le, jan-e-lle ] The baby girl name Janelle is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced as JHaa-NEHL †. Janelle is of Hebrew origin. It is used mainly in English and French. The name has been used only since the 20th century.
In addition, Janelle is a familiar form of the English Jane in the English and French languages.
Janelle is a widely used name; it has 32 forms. Forms of the name include Gennelle, Ginelle, Jaenelle, Janelba, Janella, Janellah, Janelly, Janely, Janielle, Janille, Jannella, Jannellies, Janyll, Jaynelle, Jeanell, Jenele, Jenell, Jenelle, Jinelle, Joanel, Joanelle, Joannel, Johnelle, and Jonelle. Other English forms include the contracted form Janell, the familiar forms Jannel, Jannell, Jannelle, Jeanelle, and Jynelle, and the spelling variants Janel and Janele.
Janelle is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1930s up to the 1970s; prior to that, it was of only very modest use. Its usage peaked in 1978 with 0.084% of baby girls being named Janelle. It was #186 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a drop in frequency since then. In 2018, it ranked at #582 with a usage of 0.028%. Among the family of girl names directly related to Janelle, Jane was the most widely used. The name was twice as popular as Janelle in 2018. Janelle has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls.
Baby names that sound like Janelle include Jahnelle, Janel, Janele, Janell, Johnelle, Jonelle, Jamal, Jamell, Jamelle, Janely, Janille, Janyll, Jaynell, Jaynelle, Jeanell, Jeanelle, Jeneale, Jeneel, Jeneele, and Jeneil.
† Pronunciation for Janelle: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"