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Meaning and name origin

Jewel \je-wel\ as a girl's name is pronounced JEW-al. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Jewel is "plaything, delight". Literally, a precious gem. The given name may derive from its use as a term of affection as well as the 19th century vogue for jewel names like Beryl and Ruby. Pop singer Jewel.

Jewel has 7 variant forms: Jewelene, Jewelisa, Jewell, Jewella, Jewelle, Jewelyn and Juelline.


Jewel is a very popular first name for females (#522 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#30212 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jewel for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jewel name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jewel and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Beryl, Jewel, Jewell and Ruby. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Beryl, Jewel, Jewell, Ruby in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jewel, Ruby outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jewel is also pronounced similarly to Jael and Jayel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jewel.


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