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What does Jamal mean?

Jamal \j(a)-mal\ as a boys' 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.


Variations

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

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


Popularity

Jamal is a very popular first name for men (#565 out of 1220, Top 46%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#15225 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Jamal for boys. Jamal entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #233 in the U.S. in 1993, and is currently at #764. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Jamal and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Jamal (#764 in 2014) are Jamaal, Jamar, Jamel and Jamil. Usage of these boy names was at its peak during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.525%) and has become much less since (usage 0.0472%, down 91%), with the forms Jamaal, Jamal, Jamar, Jamel and Jamil falling out of style. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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


Similar Names

Jamal is alike in pronunciation to Gemal. Other suggested similar baby names are Hamal, Jalal and Kamal. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jamal.

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