Gender: Female Origin of Janelle: American, modern elaboration of Jane Meaning of Jane: English, "God is gracious" Janelle's Popularity in 2018: #582

The name Janelle is a girl's name of American origin. Janelle is ranked #582 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like American Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".

From the experts:

It's far cooler to drop the first syllable and go for Elle.

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Janelle is #1669 on Nameberry

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Pop Culture References for the name Janelle

Janell, Jonelle, Johnelle, Janelba, Janiella, Jenelle, Jannelle, Jinella, Janielle, Jinelle, Janely, Jenell


IMO Says:


This is a pretty not so common name. I like it. 👍🏻

bethlena Says:


I have never liked this name. I much prefer Janae to Janelle.

Daiseymae Says:


Not a fan.

sunshinexoxo Says:


I'm just not a fan of this name

Miri Says:


We know somebody who named their child this. Personally, I love it.

Nozomi Says:


I really would perfer the more classics Jane or Elle. However Janelle is pretty and I most definitely see the appeal!



Naming your kid Janelle because Jane was too plain so you decided to add an Elle, is like putting a garish paint job on a 1998 Ford F150.

_aqua_buddy_ Says:


I sortalike this name :)

Rush1986 Says:


not a fan. i know several with this name, and NONE of them go by Elle.

cinereus Says:


Janell, Janel, Jenelle... Elle is like a nickname, like Nelle and Nellie

princesskitra Says:


My granddaughter's name is Janella, which is a combination of Jane and Ella.

Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:


I like this better than Elle...contrary to popular opinion I believe.