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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.


Popularity

Jewel is a very popular first name for females (#522 out of 4276, Top 12%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#30212 out of 88799, Top 34%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jewel for girls (2014 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. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ruby (#90), Jewel (#870), Jewell and Beryl. (2014 statistics).


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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ruby, Jewel 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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