What does Yisrael mean?
(male) Yarael, Yorael, ..
(female) Yisraeli, Yisya, ..
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)
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%, 15% less). Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Yisrael and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.