What does Joel mean?
Biblical: a prophet and writer of the Book of Joel. The name is popular in Spain. Actors Joel McCrea, Joel Grey.
Joel has 1 feminine form: Joelle.Kreatif forms:
(male) Jobel, Joelah, ..
(female) Joelli, Jole, ..
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. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name statistics of Joel for boys. Joel reached its top rank of #71 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is currently at #154. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Joel and associated names. Yoel (#1418 the previous year) and Joell are the popular related forms of Joel (#154 the previous year). Adoption of these forms of Joel was at its apex 34 years ago (average #1068) and is somewhat less today (#1190, ▼40%).
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.