What does Jamel mean?
Jamel /ja-mel/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Jamel is "handsome". Jamel is an alternate spelling of Jamal (Arabic): popular among black. Compare surname Jamail.
Jamel▼ has 1 more related variation via Jamal: Jahmal.Kreatif forms: Jaimel, Jemel, Jumel. [more]
How popular is Jamel?
Jamel is a somewhat popular first name for males (#822 out of 1220, Top 67%) and also a somewhat popular surname for all people (#119644 out of 150436, Top 80%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Jamel for boys. Jamel was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #507 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Prominent varying forms of Jamel are Jamaal, Jamal (#764 in 2014) and Jamil. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.503%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.059%, down 88.3%), with the versions Jamaal, Jamal, Jamel and Jamil becoming less stylish. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Jamel and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Jamel▼ is alike in pronunciation to Jamelle and Jemal. Other suggested similar baby names are Gamel, Hamel, Jael, Jame, Jamee, James, Jamey▼ and Jarel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jamel.