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This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Janelle in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Janelle:

  • Records indicate that 49,406 girls in the United States have been named Janelle since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1979, when 1,414 people in the U.S. were given the name Janelle. Those people are now 42 years old.

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      30 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Janelle I'm 12 years old that's my favorite name because Janelle is like same to my favorite sister who are Jane and lot of people call Nel I don't no why they call me Nel" Apr. 27, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Janelle - I was born in 1949 and never met another Janelle until about ten years later. My full name is Janelle Marie Therese - very French! And my grandmother was born and raised in France so it's nice to honor her - not with the same name but a clearly French name. Also, nice to be unique" Sep. 19, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Johnalle and I'm 18. People usually mess up and call me johnalley. My dad's name is John so my name came from his. I've never met anyone with the same exact spelling of my name." Nov. 13, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mum is Janelle and it's a combo of her grandparents, Jayne and Nellie. It's good, but pronounced Chanel. Her second name is Toire." May. 2, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've actually never know someone other than myself with this name, I spell it Jannel. And I love the ways it's spelled because it's so unique. Before I came this site it thought my name wasn't very common, but now I see that it is" Oct. 23, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im also Janelle spelled the original way. I know about four others who have my name also spelled the same way. But yes i do not hate my name, its my name so im going to rock it :)" Jul. 15, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I see everone spell there name janelle or jenelle but i spelled my 3 year old gorgeous doll JANNEL its so unique an short for her to learn to write she loves her name an so does everyone who meets her i think i did good on chooseing that name for her it totally goes with her(:" May. 13, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jeanelle. My name is never on items or on these types of site. :c Janelle is beautiful though ^-^" Sep. 30, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is jenelle, this is how i spell my name. everyone spelt my name wrong when i was gorwning up. i never meet anyone with the same name." May. 16, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Janelle. I always hated my name growing up because no one else had it and it wasn't well known. I am not 19 and love it! Uniqueness is what makes a name special-my boyfriend's name is Zachary and he spells it Zak for short, and I love it! People don't pronounce it wrong or spell it wrong usually, it so they forget the "e" at the end. I only knew 1 Janelle (spelt differently) all my life until college when I met 4 others my first week!" Dec. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, I'm 16 and my name is Janelle, I actually found this site because me and my friend got into a debate on whether my name was common or not and she thought Janelle was one of the top 10 most common names xD I was so upset by this that I actually walked around asking random people about my name. Point is Janelle is pretty modern, and really not that common, I've met countless Stacys, Brittanys, Melissas, Stephanies,Altheas and Tyliars but only 4 Janelles, 2 in which the names were spelt differently. I think my friend was just trying to eark me, there's NO way Janelle is a VERY common name" Oct. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jannelle and I'm 17 years old. I love my name but the my name spelling can be confusing at times for other people or they pronounce my name wrong. I was named by my grandpa when the doctors found out I wasn't a boy:). It's a very pretty name and very feminine to me." Jul. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Janelle and it is a good name, I like it. I'm suprised people HAVE that name, you know, and I know how it feels when EVERYONE spells your name wrong... kind of annoying if you ask me ha ha!" Feb. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my frist name is janel an i luv lyke crazy i have never sn so many people wit dis name" Nov. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "janelle is my middle name, nd it's awesome! it totally goes with my first name. nd i honestly did't meet anyone with the first name janelle." Aug. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Janelle, and I use to not like it at all! Now, it has really grown on me. Growing up, I was Nellie, my friends in College called me either Jane (yuck!) or Janelle-by." May. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Janelle and im 18 yrs. old, people ALWAYS spell it wrong, and my nick names are Nellie, Jelly, Jan, elle, and Jay-Luv (lol) I like my name and i've only met one other person with my name but it was spelled JYNELLE. My only bad experience was that JYNELLE was the school whore, so when she got caught doing something like X rated behavior on campus, everyone thought it was me because i was the more popular of the two" Apr. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Janelle is also my name and I'm 34. It's served me well so far. A big thumbs up for my moniker." Apr. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Janelle is an awesome name. It's my middle daughter's middle name." Apr. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i'm janelle, fourteen. my mom found this name from a woman at a doctors office and her name was janelle. so far, i've met four janelles. my siter calls me : janelly belly. ANNOYINNG.. but the name itself isn't that bad." Jan. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I used to hate my name, but now I love it. Amazingly enough I've come across 3 other people in the same group of friends (different groups those) all named Janelle (or Janel)... I've been called J, Janjan, Jan-L, Jelly and a lot of nicknames... =)" Jun. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 27 years old, my name is Janelle and I absolutely love it! When I was young I wanted to change it because I thought it was weird but I appreciate the uniqueness of it now. In high school my friend would call me "Janelle-y Bear" who wouldn't love that! :)" May. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Janelle and I'm 14!! I love this name and I would never change it! I love the spelling "Janelle" (don't like it when people spell Janelle, with an E instead of an A, or by putting 2 N's or only 1 E and L. like Jenelle or Jannel)! One of my relatives named her baby after me, she said she couldn't resist this name! I've never been called Nellie, or by anyother nickname really. I think it's beautiful and really cool name, somewhat modern and pretty unique. The best name ever!" Apr. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name, it's awesome. i was named after someone and after meeting me someone else named their daughter janelle. the thing i think is really interesting is how many different ways there are to spell Janelle and thats what I think makes this name so unique." Nov. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Janelle, I am 28 years old. I was named after my two grandmothers Janet and Isabelle. I've always loved my name, and it's fairly unique. I was flattered once at work when a pregnant woman noticed my name tag and insisted that she just found the perfect name for her baby to be. If she's out there, (the baby would be about 11 years old by now) I hope her daughter loves her name as much as I love mine." Aug. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its very beautiful. If it was spelled Jaenelle it would be even prettier." Aug. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "ahah my name is Janelle and I'm 15 and there is only one other person i've met with my name. I like it and my friends want to name their girls Janelle now lmao. I'm leaving a legend." May. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name and I love it cause there are only a few people that I know who have the same name! I'm 18 and I've only met two other janelle's. Great name huh?" Jan. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "The most popular girl at my school name is Janelle, I like it it sounds so beautiful." Dec. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im Janelle:) and im 15. This is my name as well I love it and I think its a beautiful name:)" Dec. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      22 Neutral Comments

  • "My names Jennelle and I've found it a very unique name because no one I have ever met has the same name as me, especially spelling wise. It actually means "God is gracious". Needless to say, I still love my beautifully chosen name. <3 sksks" Oct. 7, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I wanna name my daughter jennelle due to my moms name is Jenny/Jennifer and my boyfriends mom is named Michelle and I just randomly thought what if we put them together cause I liked amberlee or Vivian but thinking of mushing our moms names together was cuter. I just thought this be a nice idea" Apr. 1, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I?m my moms first born. It?s her middle name and now my first name." Oct. 16, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 16 and my name is Jinniele, pronounced Ji-nell, but most people pronounce it wrong. My nicknames are, Janelly, Nelly, and Jinny, but I'm not a big fan of that one. I like my name." Oct. 5, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I spell my name Janell :). I feel pretty different lol. Seems pretty common with the "e" at the end" Aug. 2, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Jannell i'm 16 i hated my name for awhile and know i'm okay with it.because its unique name.i have a lot of nicknames and i have not meet any one with the janelle before" Dec. 9, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is JaNell does anyone else spell it this way?" Dec. 6, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is jonelle. growing up i got joelle, jolene, richelle, danielle and shantelle. nicknames were nellie, nell, joni, jonelly-bean, j, jo, and buzzy (long story). some of my family members still can't spell my name. everyone says it's pretty. i'm not very partial to it, but i guess i'm stuck with it." Mar. 19, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Names Jantell... my names never ont these things lol" Jul. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Janelle. My friends & siblings have nick named me in the past as peanut butter & Janelley, Jan, JJ, etc.. I really disliked my name growing up as it was obviously too unique. I certainly appreciate it now. Nice to know others appreciate our unique name. I don't recall others having difficulty with pronouncing but there has been much difficulty with the proper spelling. :)" Nov. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "jannelle is last name of my wife it is french in origin" Dec. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jennelle and I really like my name. I was the only Jennelle in elementary but now that Im in middle school I met another girl with same first and last name as mine. The different ways of spelling Jennelle does not bother me,I'm happy the way mine is spelled." Nov. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Janelle, I am 48 years old. I used to hate my name, but now I think its OK, especially since now I'm Nana Nell! I can never find anything with my name on it, unless I order it, so I got personalized license plates!" Aug. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Janelle but i hate how my name is spelt (Jonell) No one can pronounce it and it is just overall to mush like Donnell" Jun. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Janel! i loveeee the name but hate the spelling! all my life ive been trying to convince my mom to spell it "Janelle." I have met a few Janelle's one of which is my cousin by marriage and her birthday happens to be one day before mine, weird huh?" May. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "im janelle ! im 13 turning 14 soon!i love my name !" Mar. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY Name is not janel bUt I wanna Name mY daughter janel once I Give birth bUt I wanna Spell iT Jhanylle. Is that A cute unique way??" Jan. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's weird I know a grandma named Jamelle. What do u think bout Jamelle? Janelle's my name!" May. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my best friend name is Janelle we call her Jello or Janelley.-Jeannette, 17, Lemoore California" May. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Janelle, i'm 18. I dislike my name, most people tell me it's beautiful, but people always spell it wrong. My nicknames usually is J, Janelly Smelly, Jan-but im not a fan of that." Oct. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yeah Janelle is an ok name, but Jenelle is much better." Apr. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 26 and my name is Janelle. A lot of people call me either Nel or Nellie, it has been a fun name...nothing too glamourous though. I have always liked having a name that noone else has had." Sep. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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