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pinWhat does Ismael mean?

Ismael /is-mael/ as a boys' name. Ismael's roots are Hebrew and Arabic, and the meaning of the name Ismael is "God listens". Ismael is an alternate spelling of Ishmael (Hebrew). Ismael is also a variation of Ismail (Arabic).


Ismael has 7 variants: Ismaal, Ismal, Ismayl, Izmail, Ysmael, Ysmail and Ysmal.

Kreatif forms: Ioaismael, Ismaeliah, Ismaelioa. [more]

pinHow popular is Ismael?

Ismael is a very prominent first name for men (#429 out of 1220, Top 35%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#32652 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Ismael for boys. Ismael was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest position of #301 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #384 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ismael name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Ismael and related names. Ishmael is the only other popular variation form of Ismael (#384 2 years ago) appearing in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Ismayl, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Ismael reached its most widespread in 1996 (average #631) and is almost as widespread today (#692, down 16.5%). Ismael is the clear favorite. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ismael, Ishmael in U.S.

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

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A recommended similar baby name is Israel. Like Ismael, this name is not frequently used.