What does Jamal mean?
Jamal /ja-mal/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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.more]
How popular is Jamal?
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)
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)