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Joel meaning and name origin

Joel \joel\ as a boy's name is pronounced JOH-ul. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Joel is "Jehovah is the Lord". Biblical: a prophet and writer of the Book of Joel. The name is popular in Spain. Actors Joel McCrea, Joel Grey.

Joel has 2 variant forms: Joell and Yoel.

Baby names that sound like Joel are Jael and Yael.

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Popularity of Joel

Joel is a very popular first name for men (#133 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#31769 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Joel compared with its variant forms and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Joel only.

Popularity of name Joel
Popularity of Joel