Gender: Female Pronunciation: jo-el Meaning of Joelle: "Jehovah is his God" Origin of Joelle: Feminine variation of Joel, Hebrew Joelle's Popularity in 2019: #703

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.

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Rank in US: #703

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Segraha Says:


Hi Joelle! have you ever had people struggle to pronounce or spell it?

Joelle Says:


This is my name- I'm kind of disappointed it doesn't have the meaning or origin! The meaning is either "Jehovah is God" or "the Lord is willing". It is of French origin and it comes from at least one of the same roots as Jehovah- "Yahweh". It also is derived from the Hebrew word "yō'ēl"

SoDallas3 Says:


I know this is a rather creative feminisation of Joel, but occasionally I can't help falling for what others we deem "country bumpkin."

Alicia1 Says:


I like this! NN Joie!

HatGirl Says:


this is my aunt's name