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Origin: Netherlands
Region Origin: Western Europe

Janelle is a girl's name of American origin, meaning "God is gracious" or "fair one". It is a modern variant of the name Jane, which originally derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan. The name Janelle has only been in use since the 20th century and is a fresh take on more traditional names. The name can also be a diminutive of the name Jennifer, which means "fair one". The origin of the name Janelle can be traced back to the Hebrew name Yochanan, which means "God is gracious" or "Yahweh is merciful". The name has its roots in both Hebrew and Cornish languages, and it is a variant of Jane, which is derived from the Greek name Ἰωάννης (Iōannēs). The name Janelle has been used as a feminine given name in the United States since the 20th century and has gained moderate popularity in recent years.

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