Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Ismayl (NOT RANKED) are Ishmael (#1229 VIA LATEST LIST), Ismael (#401) and Ismail (#1173). Other forms, like Ysmail, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Ismayl was more pronounced a decade ago (USAGE OF 0.1%) and has remained as widespread to this day (USAGE 0.1%, ▼4%). Ismael is the most chic boy name here. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)
Ismayl is pronounced similarly to Ysmael. Other recommended names are Esmay, Imad, Iman, Imani, Imray, Inman, Isa, Isaac▲, Isaak, Isac, Isaia, Isais, Isak, Isam, Ishaan▲, Isham, Isia, Isiah▼, Ismat, Ismay, Isme, Israel▲, Issac and Issy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ismayl.See names in meaning and etymology.