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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.

Joel is also pronounced similarly to Jael. Other suggested similar baby names are Joe, Joed, Joey, Jorel and Noel.

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Popularity of Joel

Joel is a very popular first name for males (#133 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#31769 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Joel name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Joel with its variant forms and related boy baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Joel name in U.S.
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