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What does Reuel mean?

Reuel [re-uel] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Reuel is "friend of God".

Associated with: friend.


Reuel has 1 variant: Ruel.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Rauel, Rouel, ..

(female) Redel, Reuelle, ..

How popular is Reuel?

Reuel is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Reuel is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Reuel for boys. Reuel entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #1435 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Reuel and affiliated names. The only other popular related form of Reuel is Ruel. Adoption of these forms of Reuel was at its most widespread in the 1890s (median #1205).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reuel, Ruel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Reuel and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Reuel is alike in pronunciation to Raoul, Raul, Roul, Rowell, Rowl and Royal. Other suggested similar names are Betuel, Buel, Dekel, Hevel, Jerel, Kemuel, Lemuel, Neel, Newel, Pauel, Peel, Petuel, Rafel, Ravel, Reed, Rees, Regen, Remee, Rene, Reuben, Reuven, Reve, Reyes, Rigel, Rodel and Ronel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Reuel.