Feminine variation of Joel, Hebrew
"Jehovah is his God"

Joelle Origin and Meaning

The name Joelle is a girl's name meaning "Jehovah is his God".

Joel is one of those boys’ names that's never been super-popular yet has never been UNpopular either -- it's been in the Top 400 in the US since we started keeping statistics in 1880. So it's inevitable that its female form Joelle would gain visibility too, and indeed Joelle was used most widely during Joel's reign in the Top 100, from the late 1960s through the early 1990s.

Joelle reentered the US Top 1000 in 2016 after a decade long absence. It had been just outside the Top 1000 almost all of those years, so its reentry is no surprise. It's also popular in the Netherlands. Joelle is one of the girl names starting with J that strikes the balance between familiar and unusual.

Pronunciation is distinctively two syllables, as if it were two names: Jo Elle. Joel, on the other hand, rhymes with bowl and roll.

# 936 in the US

Joelle Rank in US Top 1000

Joelle Popularity

Famous People Named Joelle

  • Joelle Marie CarterAmerican actress
  • Joelle HadjiaAustralian pop singer
  • Joelle ten DammeDutch actress and singer
  • Joëlle ChoupayMogensen, American pop singer
  • Joelle ForteAmerican figure skater
  • Joelle AmeryEnglish singer and alopecia activist
  • Joelle MarynAmerican actress and model
  • Joëlle WintrebertFrench novelist
  • Joëlle UrsullGuadeloupean,French singer
  • Joëlle MilquetBelgian politician
  • Joëlle LéandreFrench bassist
  • Joelle Joanie “Jojo" SiwaAmerican reality TV personality ('Dance Moms')
  • Joelle MurrayScottish football player
  • Shea Joelle James (b. 2007)daughter of actor Kevin James
  • Joelle Killam (b. 2015)daughter of actors Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam
  • Joelle “Jojo” FletcherBachelorette

Joelle in Pop Culture

  • Joelle Van Dynecharacter in "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace
  • Joëllecharacter in French film "Day for Night"
  • Joelle Fillmoremother to the main character on animated series "Fillmore"