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Meaning and name origin

Jamal \j(a)-mal\ as a boy's name is pronounced ja-MAL. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Jamal is "handsome". Popular among black or Muslim families in America. Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner.


Jamal has 22 variant forms: Jahmal, Jamaal, Jamael, Jamahl, Jamall, Jamaul, Jameel, Jamel, Jamell, Jamiel, Jamil, Jamile, Jamill, Jammal, Jemaal, Jemahl, Jemall, Jimal, Jimahl, Jomal, Jomahl and Jomall.

For more information, see also related boy names Jamar, Jemal and Gamal.


Jamal is a very popular first name for males (#565 out of 1220, Top 46%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#19125 out of 88799, Top 22%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jamal for boys (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jamal name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jamal and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jamal (#764), Jamar, Jamil, Jamel and Jamaal. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jamal, Jamar, Jamil, Jamel, Jamaal in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jamal is also pronounced similarly to Gemal. Other suggested similar baby names are Hamal, Jalal and Kamal. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jamal.