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What does Gamaliel mean?

Gamaliel Pronunciation of Gamaliel [gamaliel] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Gamaliel is "benefit of God". Biblical: the name of a prince in the Old Testament, and a teacher of Saint Paul in the New Testament. It was used among rabbis and was also the name of an angel in the Kabbalah. The name was brought to America by the Puritans in the 17th century. US President Warren Gamaliel Harding.

Associated with: prince (king), old, teacher (counsel), saint, angel, puritans, 17th century.


Gamaliel has 2 variants: Gamliel and Gmali.

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Middle name pairings:
Gamaliel Ahmad (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gamaliel?

Gamaliel is an unusual given name for males. Gamaliel is an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Gamaliel was first listed in 1990 and reached its top position of #1984 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Amiel, Campbel, Cassiel, Chaniel, Daviel, Emanuel, Emmanuel, Gabie, Gabriel, Gabriele, Gaddiel, Gadiel, Gael, Gaelle, Gaile, Gaill, Gaillen, Galil, Galin, Gall, Galten, Gamal, Gamali, Gamble, Gamblen (see Gamble), Gambling, Gamel, Gamlin, Gammel, Garald, Gardie, Garlen, Garlin, Garlind, Garrvie (see Garvey), Gaultier, Gauthier, Gautier, Gavrel, Gavriel, Gawaine, Gayle, Gaylin, Gedalia, Gedaliah, Gedalio (see Gedaliah), Gemal, Gemali, Ghillie, Ghillies (see Gillies), Gillies, Gratien, Gridlie, Grimslie, Hadriel, Haniel, Imanoel, Imanuel, Immanuel, Jamael, Jamall, Jamel, Jamiel, Kadmiel, Kahleel, Kameel, Nataniel, Pagiel, Paltiel, Rafael, Raziel, Samael, Samuel, Thaniel and Ysmael. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gamaliel.

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