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Jewell

What does Jewell mean?

Jewell Pronunciation of Jewell [jew-ell] as a girls' name is of Old French derivation, and Jewell means "plaything, delight". Jewell is a version of Jewel (Old French): literally, a precious gem.

Variations

Jewell has 1 variant: Jewelle.

4 more relations via Jewel: Jewelene, Jewelisa, Jewella and Jewelyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Jeell, Jesell, ..

(male) Jewer, Jewmal, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jewell Alisha (J.A.), ..

How popular is Jewell?

Jewell is a very prominent first name for women (#584 out of 4276, Top 14%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1407 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Jewell reached its apex rank of #204 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only other prominent related form of Jewell listed in the Top 2000 is Jewel (#887 from current records). Other forms, like Jewelle, are uncommon. These forms of Jewell were at the top of their popularity in the 1900s (average #211) and are now much less common (#1443, down 89.3%), with versions such as Jewel becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jewell, Jewel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jewell and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jewell is alike in pronunciation to Jael, Jaelle, Jayel, Jill, Joell, Joelle, Jowelle, Joyelle and Jyll. Other recommended names are Aeriell, Angell, Arbell, Chell, Cherell, Danell, Dell, Denell, Hazell, Jaenelle, Jahnell (see Johnella), Jamela, Janel, Janell, Janella, Janely, Jeannell, Jearl, Jeena, Jemelle, Jenee, Jenell, Jenella, Jenelle, Jenene, Jenneil, Jennelle, Jere, Jerelyn, Jerle, Jesreel, Jeyla, Jinella, Jinelle, Jisela, Jiselle, Jobelle, Jodell, Jodelle, Joela, Joella, Joelly, Joely, Jonel, Jonell, Jonella, Jonelle, Jowella, Jozelle, Lynell, Meryll, Noell, Nowell, Peall, Renell, Shell, Shenell, Sorell, Teall, Teill, Terall, Terell, Terrell, Teryll, Wynell and Yabell (see Ysabel). These names tend to be less frequently used than Jewell.

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