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.
There is 1 feminine form of Joel: Joelle.
Joel is a very popular first name for males (#133 out of 1220, Top 11%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#31769 out of 88799, Top 36%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Joel for boys (2014 statistics).