What does Ruel mean?
Associated with: friend.
(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)
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, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. 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).
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.See names in meaning and etymology.