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What does Amal mean?

Amal Pronunciation of Amal [amal] as a boys' name (also used more generally as girls' name Amal) is of Hebrew, Sanskrit and Arabic origin, and the meaning of Amal is "labor, hard work; pure; hope". Familiar to Americans as the young hero of Giancarlo Menotti's often-performed opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors".

Associated with: arabic, pure, hero, night (dark).


Amal has 3 variants: Amahl, Amali and Amel.

Related boy name: Hamal.

1 feminine form: Amala.

Creative forms:
(male) Aval, ..

(female) Amag, Amalla, ..

Middle name pairings:
Amal Eliyahu (A.E.), ..

How popular is Amal?

Amal is an unusual first name for men. Amal is an uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Amal has not been ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Amal is alike in pronunciation to Aimil, Amiel, Amil, Amyel, Aymil, Emil, Emile and Jahmal. Other suggested similar names are Abel, Acel, Adael, Adal, Adam, Adan, Adao, Adar, Adel, Ahab, Aias, Ajax, Akil, Akmal, Alan, Amad, Amahd, Amalio, Aman, Amani, Amasa, Amati, Amby, Amed, Amer, Amias, Amid, Amin, Amir, Amit, Amjad, Ammar, Amos, Amr, Amram, Amry, Amyas, Anael, Analu, Antal, Aqmal, Ara, Ardal, Arman, Asad, Asael, Ava, Avel, Axel, Axl, Beal, Cal, Dal, Gal, Gamal, Jamal, Jemal, Jimal, Jomal, Kamal, Oral, Pal, Peal, Sal, Seal, Tal and Ysmal. These names tend to be more commonly used than Amal.

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