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Jewel 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.
Baby names that sound like Jewel are Jael and Jayel.
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Popularity of Jewel
Jewel is a very popular first name for women (#522 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#30212 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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