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What does Jamal mean?

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.

Associated with: arabic, handsome, popular (famous), black (dark)

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.

Affiliated boy names: Jamar, Jemal and Gamal.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jaimiel, Jamally, ..

(female) Jamalie, Jamallia, ..

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)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Jamal for boys. Jamal entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #233 in the U.S. in 1993, and is currently at #764. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 Jahmal, Jamaal, Jamall, Jamar (#1013 in recent rankings), Jameel, Jamel (#1541), Jamell, Jamil (#1487) and Jemal. Adoption of these relations of Jamal was at its peak 2 decades ago (adoption of 0.13%) and has become much diminished since (adoption 0.04%, 71%), with forms like Jamel becoming less in vogue.

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

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

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE JAMAL

Jamal is alike in pronunciation to Gemal, Gemul and Jamelle. Other suggested similar 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.


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