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.
1 more different relation via Ishmael: Ysmael.Creative forms:
(male) Inmail, Ishmail, ..
(female) Isimel, .. 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 from recent data) 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.