What does Yisrael mean?
Yisrael /yis-rael/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys. Yisrael's root is Hebrew. Yisrael is a variant transcription of Israel (Hebrew): possibly "God perseveres, contends".
VariationsKreatif forms: Yasrael, Yisraelle, Yosrael. [more]
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. Census)
The only prominent related form of Yisrael (outside Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000 is Israel (#240 a year ago). Adoption of this boy name was at its highest in 2006 (usage of 0.798%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.76%, down 4.8%). Israel (#240) is the most trendy baby name in this list, with this name having a revival in popularity. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Yisrael and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)