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What does Azrael mean?

Azrael /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.

Associated with: biblical, archangel (angel), stories (literary)


Azrael has 3 alternative forms via Azariah: Azarel, Azria and Azriah.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Abrael, Alrael, ..

(female) Azraelia, Azraelley, ..

How popular is Azrael?

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


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

The only prominent varying form of Azrael (not ranked) is Azariah (#838 the previous year). Other variants, like Azriah, are seldom used. Adoption of this relation of Azrael is at its peak presently (adoption of 0.01%). Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of Azrael and associated names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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, Israel and Yisrael. Other recommended names are Abdall, Abel, Abram, Abriel, Acel, Adael, Adal, Adayel, Adriel, Adriell, Aeriel, Aeriell, Airel, Airyel, Akmal, Amahl, Amyel, Anael, Anjel, Antal, Ara, Ardel, Arden, Arek, Arel, Ariel, Ariell, Arlea, Arlen, Arnel, Arrden, Arye, Aryel, Asael, Asiel, Aurel, Aurelo, Avel, Avenel, Aviel, Avrel, Avyel, Azeem, Bartel, Burnel (see Burnell), Carel, Carvel, Cornel, Dael, Doriel, Dorrel, Farrel, Harrel, Jamael, Karel, Karmel, Karrel, Marcel, Mardel, Markel, Martel, Orrel, Poriel, Rafael, Samael, Terrel, Tyrel, Tyrrel, Uriel and Uziel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Azrael.