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Meaning and Name Origin

Jamel \j(a)-mel\ as a boys' name. The meaning of Jamel is "handsome". Jamel is a variation of Jamal (Arabic). A somewhat uncommon name for kids.


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

Jamel has 1 more related variation via Jamal: Jahmal.


Jamel is a somewhat popular first name for males (#822 out of 1220, Top 67%) and also a somewhat popular surname for all people (#83366 out of 88799, Top 94%). (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 Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth 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 Jamel and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Jamel listed in the Top 1000 are Jamaal, Jamal (#764 in 2014) and Jamil. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1980-1989 and are now much less widespread, with the versions Jamaal, Jamal, Jamel and Jamil becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth 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 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.