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What does Jael mean?

Jael Pronunciation of Jael [jael] as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Jael) is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jael is "mountain goat". Biblical: Jael was a heroic woman who killed the Canaanite captain Sisera.

ASSOCIATED WITH mountain, biblical


VARIANTS Jaelle, Jayel, Jayil

(female) Jeel, Juael, ..

(male) Jadi, Jaly, ..

Jael Karina (J.K.), ..

How popular is Jael?

Jael is a rare given name for women. Jael is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Jael was first listed in 2000 and reached its apex position of #1193 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #1504 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jael name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jael outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jael is pronounced similarly to Jewel, Jewell, Jil, Jill, Joell, Joelle, Jyl and Jyll. Other recommended names are Adel, Amel, Batel, Bel, Carel, Dael, Darel, Del, Etel, Gael, Hazel, Jacee, Jaci, Jacy, Jada, Jade, Jadee, Jaden, Jady, Jae, Jaelyn, Jahnel, Jalea, Jama, Jamee, Jamela, James, Jamey, Jami, Jan, Jana, Jane, Janea, Janel, Janell, Janely, Janet, Janey, Janiel, Jann, Jannel, Jaral, Jas, Jay, Jaya, Jaye, Jayla, Je-, Jearl, Jeh, Jen, Jey, Joela, Joely, Jonel, Junel, Karel, Kyel, Lael, Mabel, Madel, Mel, Neel, Nel, Noel, Orel and Rakel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jael.

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