Jamel meaning, boyJamel

Rate Jamel: Do you like this name?

Get kreatif with Jamel | Add to list (0)

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, Top 67%) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#83366 out of 88799, Top 94%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jamel for boys. Jamel reached its highest rank of #507 in the U.S. in 1980-1989. (2014 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. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jamal (#764), Jamil, Jamel and Jamaal. (2014 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.