More info about the name "Hannele"
Hannele is a Scandinavian diminutive of Hannah. Hannah originates in Hebrew language and means "gracious". In the Bible, Hannah was an important character, mother of Samuel. It has always been one of the most popular feminine given names in the United States. It functions as a surname as well, a popular bearer being the American actress Daryl Hannah. In the English-speaking countries Hannah has been used since the Protestant Reformation.