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Gender: Female Origin of Janelle: American, modern elaboration of Jane Meaning of Jane: English, "God is gracious" Janelle's Popularity in 2017: #503

The name Janelle is a girl's name of American origin. Janelle is ranked #503 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like American Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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

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Famous People Named Janelle

Janelle Marie Pierzina, American reality TV personality of "Big Brother"
Janelle Monae (Robinson), American R&B singer-songwriter
Janelle Ann Caren Quintana, Filipina actress
Janelle Anne Saffin, Australian MP
Janelle Anya Monique Atkinson, Jamaican Olympic swimmer
Janelle Penny Commissiong, Trinidadian beauty queen; Miss Universe 1977
Janelle Oredith Arthur, American pop singer
Janelle Johnson, American actress; mother of musician Micky Dolenz of The Monkees
Charlotte Janelle Dolenz, daughter of musician Micky Dolenz

Pop Culture References for the name Janelle

Janelle Beryl Timmins Steiger, character on Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
Janelle Stanton, "The Selection" by Kiera Cass

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.