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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 Michael becoming less stylish. The more fashionable birth names in this list are Ismael (#401), Israel (#240), Nathanael (#580), Rafael (#294) and Raphael (#537), 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." Alrael and Arrael are creative variations. 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.


Form of Gale. Root fr. Irish, Gaelic, Old English. "Foreigner; cheerful, happy." Usage of Gael as a birth name in 2015 was up 69.5% compared to the previous decade. Gender-neutral name.

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

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

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

Derived fr. French language. .. The name may also be a .. Well-used, with usage of 0.093% for Gael as a boys' name in 2015, but lower than 0.095% in 2014. Also used for girls.

Ismail and variants

Ismael1, Ishmael1
Forms of Ismail. Derivative of Arabic language. "God listens." Prominent, with usage of 0.048% for Ishmael and Ismael as birth names in 2015, but lower than 0.05% 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" .. Adoption of Israel and Yisrael as baby names in 2015 was down 0.7% compared to 10 years ago.

Jael and variants

Jael, var. Yael
Source fr. Hebrew. "Mountain goat." Jael and Yael are more prevalent as baby names among these variant forms.

Form of Jamal. Origin fr. Arabic word. "Handsome." Rare, with the androgynous -el ending for Jamael, like Jerrel. See also Samael.


Form of John. Derived fr. Hebrew element. "God is gracious." Johnmichael rose in popularity 20 years ago.


Var. of Kaelan. Root fr. Gaelic element. Meaning uncertain. Usage of Kael as a boys' name in 2015 was 18.1% less than 2014. 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." Nathanael is a recognizable (TOP 92%) male name, while Natanael is scantly used.

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], Gale [Gael], Gael, Ismail [Ismael, Ishmael], Ishmael [Ismael, Ysmael], 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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