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What does Yisrael mean?

Yisrael Pronunciation of Yisrael [yis-rael] as a name for boys has its root in Hebrew. Yisrael is a variant form of Israel (Hebrew): possibly "God perseveres, contends".


Creative forms:
(male) Yarael, Yorael, ..


Middle name pairings:
Yisrael Isaias (Y.I.), ..

How popular is Yisrael?

Yisrael is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#68172 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent related form of Yisrael (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 is Israel (#240 a year ago). Adoption of this form of Yisrael was widespread among parents a decade ago (adoption of 0.1%) and is almost as widespread today (adoption 0.1%, 12% less). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Israel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Yisrael is pronounced similarly to Azrael. Other suggested similar names are Airel, Airyel, Asael, Ismael, Micael, Michael, Mikael, Yael, Yishai, Ysmael, Ysmail (see Ishmael) and Ysmal. These names tend to be more frequently used than Yisrael.