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Jamal /ja-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.


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.

Affiliated boy names: Jamar, Jemal and Gamal.

Kreatif forms: Jumal. [more]

pinHow 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 statistics 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 Baby Names, 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 recent rankings) are Jamaal, Jamar, Jamel and Jamil. Usage of these relations of Jamal was at its peak 3 decades ago (adoption of 0.525%) and has become much diminished since (adoption 0.047%, 91%), with forms like Jamil becoming less in vogue.

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

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

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Jamal is alike in pronunciation to Gemal, Gemul and Jamelle. Other suggested similar baby names are Akmal, Amal, Aqmal, Danal, Hamal, Ismal, Jaap, Jabar, Jacan, Jada, Jael, Jafar, Jahan, Jalal, Jalan, Jalil, Jallal, Jamari, Jamarr, Jame, Jamee, James, Jamey, Jamie, Jamin, Jamon, Janak, Janan, Jarad, Jarah, Jaran, Jaray, Jarel, Jarl, Jarman, Jaryl, Javan, Jayar, Jelal, Jemar, Jimar, Jomar, Jubal, Kamal, Laval, Magal, Natal, Rafal and Ysmal. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jamal.