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Jael (boy)

What does Jael mean?

Jael Pronunciation of Jael [jael] as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Jael) is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jael is "mountain goat".

Associated with: mountain.


Jael has 1 variant: Yael.

Creative forms:
(male) Jalel, Jaly, ..

(female) Jabel, Jali, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jael Gage (J.G.), ..

How popular is Jael?

Jael is an uncommon given name for men. Jael is an equally unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Jael entered the list in 2003 and reached its top position of #992 in the U.S. in 2012, and is currently at #1350. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Yael (#1091 the previous year) is the only other prominent related form of Jael (#1350 the previous year). Adoption of these relations of Jael was at its apex in 2012 (median #936) and is somewhat less today (#1220, down 31%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jael, Yael in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jael is pronounced similarly to Joel, Joell, Jul and Jule. Other recommended names are Abel, Amel, Anael, Arel, Asael, Axel, Cadel, Cael, Carel, Dael, Gael, Gamel, Harel, Hazel, Ja-, Jabes, Jace, Jacen, Jack, Jacq, Jacy, Jada, Jade, Jaden, Jader, Jae, Jaelan, Jaelin, Jagu, Jai, Jair, Jak, Jake, Jakeb, Jalal, Jamael, Jame, Jameel, Jamel, Jamey, Jamiel, Jamil, Jarek, Jarel, Jarl, Jarrel, Jary, Jaryl, Jasen, Jax, Jay, Jazz, Je-, Jem, Jerel, Jet, Joed, Joey, Kael, Kapel, Mel, Nagel, Pauel, Pavel, Pazel, Peel, Rafel, Ravel, Ruel, Sahel and Udel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jael.

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