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What does Joel mean?

Joel Pronunciation of Joel [joel] as a boys' 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.

Associated with: biblical, prophet, book (literary), popular (famous).

Variations

Joel has 2 variants: Joell and Yoel.

1 feminine form: Joelle.

Creative forms:
(male) Jobel, Joelah, ..

(female) Joeli, Joelli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Joel Jamarcus (J.J.), ..

How popular is Joel?

Joel is a very prominent first name for men (#133 out of 1220, Top 11%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#20234 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Joel reached its peak position of #71 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is currently at #159. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Yoel (#1335 from current records) and Joell are the popular variation forms of Joel (#159 from current records). Adoption of these relations of Joel was widespread during 1980-1989 (median #1068) and is somewhat less today (#1164, down 40%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joel, Joell, Yoel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Joel is pronounced similarly to Jael, Jul and Jule. Other suggested similar names are Abel, Acel, Adel, Amel, Arel, Avel, Axel, Buel, Cael, Del, Edel, Gael, Howel, Jae, Jamel, Jarel, Jarl, Je-, Jeb, Jed, Jeh, Jerel, Jet, Joab, Joao, Job, Jobe, Joben, Joby, Jock, Jodey, Jody, Joe, Joed, Joeri, Joey, John, Jomal, Jomei, Jon, Jona, Jones, Jonn, Joop, Joos, Jorel, Jorell, Jorey, Jorg, Jori, Jorn, Jorrel, Jory, Jose, Josep, Josh, Joss, Jove, Jovi, Kael, Lovel, Mel, Neel, Niel, Noel, Orel, Peel, Powel, Ronel, Ruel, Udel and Yael. These names tend to be less frequently used than Joel.


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