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Meaning and Name Origin

Azrael \a-zrael, az-rael\ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Azrael is "helped by God". Source form of Azariah. Biblical: the archangel who is charged with care of those born under the sign of Scorpio (Oct 23 to Nov 21). He appears in both Muslim and Jewish stories.


Azrael has 8 alternative forms via Azariah: Azarel, Azaria, Azarya, Azria, Azriah, Azuria, Azuriah and Zariah.


Azrael is a rare first name for men and also a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Azrael and associated names. The only prominent varying form of Azrael (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 is Azariah (#838 the previous year). Adoption of this boy name was at its peak in 2013 and is almost as widespread today. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Azariah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Azrael is pronounced similarly to Azreel, Azriel, Azryel and Israel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Azrael.