What does Ruel mean?
Ruel /ru-el/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name. Ruel's name origin is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Ruel is "friend of God". Ruel is a variant form of Reuel (Hebrew). Rel is a common surname.
VariationsKreatif forms: Ruelley, Ruelra, Ruelty. [more]
How popular is Ruel?
Ruel is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#18883 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Ruel for boys. Ruel entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #959 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)