[ syll. joe-(l)le, jo-e-lle ] The baby girl name Joelle is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. Joelle is of Hebrew origin. It is used mainly in English, French, and German. The meaning of Joelle is 'Yahweh is God'. It is a biblical name derived from yahweh 'name of God' ; el which means 'God, powerful'. The generic name has been used in the Old Testament of the Bible. Joelle is the feminine equivalent of the English and German Joel.
Joelle is a widely used name; it has 29 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Jody, Joe, Joela, Joelah, Joele, Joelene, Joeli, Joelia, Joelin, Joeliyn, Joella, Joellen, Joelliane, Joellin, Joelly, Joellyn, Joely, Joelynn, Joetta, Joey, Joline, Jowel, Jowell, Jowella, Jowelle, and Joyelle. Another English form is the spelling variant Joell. Forms used in foreign languages include the French Joëlle and the Hebrew Yoela.
See also the related form, the name Marie Joelle.
Joelle is rather popular as a baby girl name, and it is also perceived as trendy. The name has been growing in popularity since the 2010s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2017 with 0.023% of baby girls being named Joelle. It was #671 in rank then. In 2018, it ranked at #697 with a usage of 0.022%, and it was the most popular among all girl names in its family. Joelle has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls.