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