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What does Jamel mean?

Jamel /ja-mel/ as a boys' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Jamel is "handsome". Jamel is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -el, of Jamal (Arabic): popular among black.

Associated with: arabic, handsome


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 relation via Jamal: Jahmal.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jarmel, Jaymel, ..

(female) Jamellah, Jamellie, ..

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. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Jamel for boys. Jamel was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #503 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #1541 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jamel name in U.S.

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

Prominent varying forms of Jamel (#1541 in 2014) are Jahmal, Jamaal, Jamal (#764 in 2014), Jamall, Jameel, Jamell and Jamil (#1487). These relations of Jamel were at the peak of their popularity in the year 1993 (usage of 0.11%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.03%, 75%).

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jameel, Jamell, 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 Gemal, Gemul, Jamelle and Jemal. Other suggested similar names are Amel, Cadel, Cael, Capel, Carel, Carmel, Dael, Darel, Gael, Gamel, Gammel, Hamel, Harel, Havel, Hazel, Jabes, Jabez, Jace, Jacen, Jacey, Jade, Jaden, Jader, Jae, Jael, Jaime, Jaimey, Jake, Jakeb, Jalal, Jalen, Jalil, Jamar, Jame, Jamee, James, Jamey, Jamie, Jamin, Jamon, Jamsey, Janek, Jared, Jarek, Jarel, Jarell, Jarl, Jarrel, Jaryl, Jase, Jasen, Jaye, Jaymes, Jerel, Joel, Jomei, Jorel, Kael, Kameel, Kapel, Karel, Nagel, Pauel, Pavel, Pawel, Pazel, Rafel, Ravel, Sahel, Samael and Yael. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jamel.