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Boy Names Ending with -ael

Ael ending baby names and what they mean, with 25 results. -ael names are used more often as masculine names. Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread 7 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 4.18%) and is now significantly reduced (ADOPTION 1.13%, 73%), with names such as Cael becoming less stylish. The more fashionable birth names in this list are Gael (#132), Ismael (#358), Israel (#241), Rafael (#258) and Raphael (#527), while Rael (TOP 6%) and Cabael (96%) are common -ael last names.

-ael names

Adael - Natanael | Pedael - Yael

Adael - Natanael

Source fr. Hebrew word. "God witnesses." Arael is a slightly favored birth name. See also Asael.

Biblical .. Uncommon. Compare Anael and common surnames Apel (TOP 10%), Assel (69%), which also end with -el. See also Aniol.


Source fr. Hebrew. "God has created." Somewhat common as a baby name, Asael is comparable to the familiar Aksel. See also Axel.


Based on Hebrew element. "Helped by God." Azrael became more popular in 2018, rising +119 positions as a birth name to reach #1228. See also Azreel.

Stems fr. Welsh word. "Battle metal." Cadfael is uncommon as a baby name.


Form of Cale. Root fr. English word. Modern fashionable sounding name of uncertain .. Cael is rare as a men's name, appearing often (UPPER 94%) as a surname. See also Coll.

Origin fr. Scottish, Gaelic languages. "Follower of Michael." Not in Top 2000.

Var. of Dale. Derived fr. Old English language. "Valley." Compare last names Dal (UPPER 83%), Dall (9%). Cross-gender use.

Var. of Fergal. From Scottish, Gaelic words. "Brave man." A boys' name which is only intermittently used.


Derived fr. French language. .. The name may also be a .. Usage of Gael as a boys' name in 2018 was up a lot compared to 2008. Also used for girls.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ael names: Asael, Azrael, Cael, Gael, Ishmael

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ael names: Ismael, Israel, Jael, Johnmichael, Kael

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ael names: Michael, Mikael, Mychael, Natanael, Nathanael, Yael

Form of Gale. Root fr. Irish, Gaelic, Old English. "Foreigner; cheerful, happy." Usage of Gael as a birth name in 2018 was up 33.8% compared to the year before. Gender-neutral name.

Ismail and variants

Ismael1, Ishmael1
Forms of Ismail. Derivative of Arabic language. "God listens." Prominent, with usage of 0.059% for Ishmael and Ismael as birth names in 2018, higher than 0.053% a year ago.

Ishmael2, var. Ysmael, Ismael2
From Hebrew language. "God listens." Ysmael is exclusive as a birth name among the variant forms of Ishmael.

Israel and variants

Israel, var. Yisrael
Root fr. Hebrew word. Possibly "God perseveres, contends" .. Israel (UPPER 2%) and Yisrael (45%) exist often as surnames.

Jael and variants

Jael, var. Yael
Source fr. Hebrew. "Mountain goat." Popularly used, with usage of 0.02% for Jael and Yael as baby names in 2018, higher than 0.018% the year before.

Form of Jamal. Origin fr. Arabic word. "Handsome." Jemael and Jomael are creative forms. See also Samael.


Form of John. Derived fr. Hebrew element. "God is gracious." Johnmichael rose in popularity 23 years ago.


Var. of Kaelan. Root fr. Gaelic element. Meaning uncertain. Usage of Kael as a boys' name in 2018 was 36% more than in 2017. See also Cael.

Michael and variants

Michael, var. Mychael, Mikael, Micael
Derivative of Hebrew. "Who is like God?." Michael has decreased in favor as a baby name circa 1998.

Nathaniel and variants

Nathanael, Natanael
Forms of Nathaniel. Derivative of Hebrew language. "God has given." Adoption of Natanael and Nathanael as boys' names in 2018 was 15.1% less than a year ago.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -ael names for boys.

1. Adael - Natanael
Adael, Anael, Asael, Azrael, Cadfael, Cale [Cael], Carmichael, Dale [Dael], Fergal [Forgael], Gael, Gale [Gael], Ismail [Ismael, Ishmael], Ishmael [Ysmael, Ismael], Israel [Yisrael], Jael [Yael], Jamal [Jamael], John [Johnmichael], Kaelan [Kael], Michael [Micael, Mikael, Mychael], Nathaniel [Natanael, Nathanael]

Pedahel [Pedael], Rafael [Raphael], Raphael [Rafael, Raffael], Samael, Yale [Yael]

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