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What does Jamil mean?

Jamil Pronunciation of Jamil [jamil] as a name for boys is of Arabic derivation, and the meaning of the name Jamil is "handsome". Jamil is an alternate spelling of Jamal (Arabic): popular among black.

Associated with: arabic, handsome.


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

1 more relation via Jamal: Jahmal.

Creative forms:
(male) Janmil, Jarmil, ..

(female) Jadi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jamil Breck (J.B.), ..

How popular is Jamil?

Jamil is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#20041 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Jamil entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #691 in the U.S. in 1991, and is at #1497 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Jamal (#736 in 2015), Jamel (#1424), Jamell, Jamall, Jamaal, Jahmal and Jameel are the prominent related forms of Jamil (#1497 in 2015). These forms of Jamil were at the apex of their popularity 22 years ago (average #1136) and are now much less popular (#1707, 73% less usage), with forms such as Jamal going out of style.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jameel, Jamel, Jamell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jamil is alike in pronunciation to Gemal, Gemul, Jamelle and Jemal. Other suggested similar names are Aimil, Amil, Aymil, Bail, Basil, Bazil, Danil, Emil, Fadil, Fazil, Gail, Galil, Hamil, Jabin, Jabir, Jabril, Jael, Jai, Jaimie, Jair, Jakie, Jakim, Jalal, Jalil, Jalin, Jaliyl, Jamar, Jame, Jamee, James, Jamey, Jamie, Jamin, Jamon, Jarel, Jarid, Jarin, Jaris, Jarl, Jaryl, Jasin, Javi, Jaymie, Jeril, Jimi, Kahil, Kail, Kalil, Kamil, Nabil, Sahil, Sail, Savil and Vail. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jamil.

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