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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Jane +‎ -elle, q.v.

Doublet of Ivanka, Jan, Janet, Janey, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeannette, Jeannine, Jen, Jenna, Jenny, Jessie, Jo, Jody, Juanita, Shanae, Sinead, and Vanna.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name.
    • 2007, Gail Herman, Everybody Hates Romeo and Juliet, →ISBN, page 32:
      That must be her name. Janelle Waters. It sounded smooth as silk. Sweet as honey.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French Janelle.

Proper noun[edit]

Janelle (plural Janelles)

  1. A surname from French.
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Janelle is the 34110th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 666 individuals. Janelle is most common among White (92.34%) individuals.

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