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What does Ysmal mean?

Ysmal Pronunciation of Ysmal [ys-mal] as a name for boys is of Arabic origin, and the name Ysmal means "God listens". Ysmal is an alternate form of Ismail (Arabic): variation of Ishmael.

Associated with: arabic.


Ysmal has 6 variants: Ismaal, Ismael, Ismal, Ismayl, Izmail and Ysmail.

1 more relation via Ismail: Ishmael.

Creative forms:
(male) Samal, Yamal, ..

(female) Ysma, Ysmil, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ysmal Koen (Y.K.), ..

How popular is Ysmal?

Ysmal is a rare given name for males. Ysmal is a rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Ismael (#401 via latest list), Ismail (#1173) and Ishmael (#1229) are the prominent alternative forms of Ysmal (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Ysmail, are seldom used. These forms of Ysmal were favored as birth names 9 years ago (median #1068) and have remained as popular to this day (#934, down 4%). Ismael is the most chic name for newborns among these. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ishmael, Ismael, Ismail in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ysmal is alike in pronunciation to Ysmael. Other recommended names are Akmal, Amal, Aqmal, Gamal, Gemal, Hamal, Jamal, Jemal, Jimal, Jomal and Kamal. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ysmal.

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