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What does Yael mean?

Yael Pronunciation of Yael [yael] as a name for boys has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of Yael is "mountain goat; heights, upland; fertile moor". Yael is a version of Jael (Hebrew). Yael is also a derivative of Yale (Welsh, Old English): place name.

Associated with: mountain, moor.


Creative forms:
(male) Yaael, Yaley, ..

(female) Yacey, Yalo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yael Tiago (Y.T.), ..

How popular is Yael?

Yael is a rare first name for men. Yael is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Yael was first listed in 2002 and reached its apex rank of #868 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #1091 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Jael (#1350 the previous year) and Yale are the prominent varying forms of Yael (#1091 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Yael was common among parents in 2012 (median #1290) and is somewhat less today (#1480, 31%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yael, Jael, Yale in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Yael is alike in pronunciation to Al, Euell, Ewell, Ole, Ull, Wil, Will, Yoel and Yule. Other recommended names are Abel, Acel, Adael, Adel, Amel, Anael, Arel, Asael, Avel, Axel, Buel, Cadel, Cael, Capel, Carel, Dael, Darel, Del, Edel, Gael, Gamel, Hamel, Harel, Havel, Hazel, Jamel, Jarel, Joel, Kael, Kapel, Karel, Mel, Nagel, Neel, Niel, Noel, Orel, Pauel, Pavel, Pawel, Pazel, Peel, Rafel, Ravel, Ruel, Sahel, Udel, Yaar, Yago, Yann, Yasr, Yates, Ysmael and Yves. These names tend to be more frequently used than Yael.

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