Janelle Meaning and Origin

Janelle is a feminine given name that has its roots in both French and English. It is a combination of two names: Jane, which is of English origin and means “God is gracious”, and the French name Elle, which means “she” or “her”. Janelle first became popular in the United States in the mid-20th century and has since remained a relatively common name. It has also been used in other English-speaking countries such as Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Notable people with the name Janelle include Janelle Monáe, an American singer, songwriter, and actress, Janelle Pierzina, an American reality TV personality, and Janelle Commissiong, a Trinidadian beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe in 1977. Janelle is a modern twist on a somewhat simple (yet charming) name that’s cute nonetheless. 

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