What does Ismail mean?
Ismail [is-mail] as a boys' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Ismail is "God listens". Variant of Ishmael, who built the temple of Kaaba at Mecca. Film director Ismail Merchant; football players Raghib Ismail, Qadry Ismail.
ASSOCIATED WITH arabic
OTHER FORM VIA ISHMAEL YsmaelCREATIVE FORMS
(male) Inmail, ..
(female) Isimel, Isma, .. MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
Ismail Grady (I.G.), ..
How popular is Ismail?
Ismail is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#8090 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)
Ismail entered the list in 1990 and reached its top rank of #1173 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 BIRTH Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Ismail (#1173 FROM RECENT DATA) ranked in the Top 2000 are Ishmael (#1229) and Ismael (#401). These relations of Ismail reached the peak of their popularity a decade ago (AVERAGE #1068) and have remained as popular to this day (#934, DOWN 3.8%). Ismael is the most trendy boy name in this list.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Aimil, Amil, Aymil, Bail, Emil▼, Eskil, Gail▼, Hamil, Iain, Imad, Iman, Imani, Imri, Imrie, Inman, Iomhair, Isa, Isaac▲, Isaak, Isac, Isaia, Isaiah▲, Isais, Isak, Isam, Ishaan▲, Isham, Isia, Isiah▼, Ismat, Ismay, Isme, Israel▲, Issac, Itai, Ittai, Ivair, Jamil, Kail, Kamil, Mihail, Sail, Trail and Vail. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ismail.See names in meaning and etymology.