Janelle: baby girl name meaning and popularity


This name is of Hebrew origin and is a diminutive of Jane, meaning “God is merciful.” Let’s hope your Janelle is merciful on your patience and can make it through your Target runs without causing a scene.


Jan, Jane, Nell, Nellie, Elle, Ellie, Janie.

Famous people named Janelle:

Singer Janelle Monae Robinson; Filipina actress Janelle Ann Caren Quintana Manahan; swimmer Janelle Atkinson; Sister Wives reality TV star Janelle Brown; author Janelle Taylor.

Fun fact:

This name has been around for about a hundred years and peaked in the late 1970s.

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