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What does Jamaal mean?

Jamaal Pronunciation of Jamaal [ja-maal] as a name for boys is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of the name Jamaal is "handsome". Jamaal is a variant form of Jamal (Arabic): popular among black.

Associated with: arabic, handsome.


Jamaal has 20 variants: Jamael, Jamahl, Jamall, Jamaul, Jameel, Jamel, Jamell, Jamiel, Jamil, Jamile, Jamill, Jammal, Jemaal, Jemahl, Jemall, Jimahl, Jimal, Jomahl, Jomal and Jomall.

1 more related form via Jamal: Jahmal.

Creative forms:
(male) Jomaal, ..


Middle name pairings:
Jamaal Phineas (J.P.), ..

How popular is Jamaal?

Jamaal is a somewhat popular first name for males (#917 out of 1220, Top 75%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Jamaal was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #440 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Jamaal listed in the Top 2000 are Jamal (#736 in 2015), Jamel (#1424), Jamil (#1497), Jamell, Jamall, Jahmal and Jameel. Adoption of these forms of Jamaal was widespread 22 years ago (usage of 0.11%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.03%, 72.9%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jamaal, Jahmal, Jamal, Jamall, Jameel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jamel, Jamell, Jamil in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jamaal is alike in pronunciation to Gemal, Jamelle and Jemal. Other suggested similar names are Amal, Aqmal, Cathal, Danal, Danial, Danyal, Darral, Faical, Faisal, Faizal, Gamal, Hamahl, Hamal, Ismaal, Jaap, Jabar, Jabari, Jabbar, Jabril, Jada, Jael, Jafar, Jaffar, Jaladi, Jalal, Jalan, Jalil, Jallal, Jamar, Jamari, Jamarr, Jame, Jamee, Jamey, Jamie, Jamin, Jamon, Jamond, Jamsey, Janan, Janna, Jannai, Jaquan, Jarad, Jarah, Jarard, Jarl, Jarman, Jarrah, Jarrel, Jaryl, Jasha, Jaspar, Jayar, Jaylan, Jelal, Jellal, Jemar, Jemarr, Jerall, Jimar, Jomar, Jubal, Kamal, Kimbal, Laval, Magal, Natal, Pascal, Randal, Samael and Ysmal. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jamaal.

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