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What does Joel mean?

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.


Variations

Joel has 2 variants: Joell and Yoel.

Joel has 1 feminine form: Joelle.


Popularity

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)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Joel for boys. Joel reached its top rank of #69 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is currently at #154. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joel name in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Joel is pronounced similarly to Jael. Other suggested similar baby names are Joe, Joed, Joey, Jorel and Noel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Joel.

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