Janelle
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
jə-NEL
Meaning
God is merciful
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Janelle is a diminutive of Jane. Jane originates in Hebrew language and means "God is merciful". It is ultimately derived from the Hebrew masculine name Yochanan, thus it has the same origin as many other names, including Joan and Hannah. Jane has always been one of the most popular names in the English-speaking countries, and in different spelling all over the world. The famous bearer was the English novelist Jane Austen, and the name was also popularized in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Jane functions as a surname as well.

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Janell, Janely, Janiella, Janielle, Jannelle

Famous Janelles

Janelle Commisiong - 1977 Miss Universe
Janelle Martz - 1980 Miss WASHINGTON

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