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Meaning and name origin

Jamel \j(a)-mel\ as a boy's name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Jamel is "handsome". Jamel is a variant of Jamal (Arabic): popular among black or Muslim families in America.

Jamel has 20 variant forms: Jamaal, Jamael, Jamahl, Jamall, Jamaul, Jameel, Jamell, Jamiel, Jamil, Jamile, Jamill, Jammal, Jemaal, Jemahl, Jemall, Jimahl, Jimal, Jomahl, Jomal, Jomall.


Jamel is a somewhat popular first name for males (#822 out of 1220) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#83366 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jamel for boys (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jamel and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jamaal, Jamal, Jamel and Jamil. (2015 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Jamel is also pronounced similarly to Jamelle and Jemal. Other suggested similar baby names are Gamel, Hamel, Jael, Jahmal, Jame, Jamee, James, Jamey and Jarel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jamel.


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