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What does Ruel mean?

Ruel [ru-el] 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).

Associated with: friend.

Variations

Kreatif forms:
(male) Raiel, Reel, ..

(female) Ruellee, Rure, ..

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)

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

Charted below is the birth name history of Ruel for boys. Ruel reached its peak rank of #976 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

The only other popular related form of Ruel is Reuel. Adoption of these relations of Ruel was at its most widespread in the 1890s (median #1205).

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

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE RUEL

Ruel is pronounced similarly to Raoul, Raul, Rolle, Roul, Rowell, Rowl, Royal and Royle. Other suggested similar names are Abel, Acel, Adel, Amel, Arel, Aurel, Avel, Axel, Buel, Cael, Dael, Del, Edel, Eudel, Gael, Jael, Joel, Kael, Mel, Neel, Niel, Noel, Orel, Pauel, Peel, Rae, Rafel, Ravel, Reed, Rees, Reg, Rei, Ren, Reo, Rex, Rey, Rien, Ries, Rigel, Rodel, Roe, Ronel, Rube, Ruben, Rubi, Ruby, Rudd, Rudee, Rudey, Rudi, Rudy, Rune, Rurek, Rush, Russ, Russel, Ruy, Rye, Ryen, Udel, Yael and Yoel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ruel.


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