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Boy Names Ending with -el

El ending baby names and what they mean, with 231 results. -el names are used more often as masculine names. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex in the 1980s (USAGE OF 7.32%) and is somewhat lower today (USAGE 4.76%, DOWN 35%), with names like Herschel falling out of fashion. The most fashionable baby names among these are Ezekiel (#87), Axel (#94), Adriel (#229), Gael (#132) and Abel (#146), while Ertel (TOP 8%) and Lebel (8%) are common -el last names. Here is the list of -el names for girls.

-el names

Abdel - Ariel | Arnel - Burnel | Cadel - Dantel | Darcel - Eudel | Evangel - Hamel | Hamel - Jamael | .. - .. | Tyrel - Zuriel

Abdel - Ariel

Abdul and variants

Del, Abdel
Var. of Abdul. Derivative of Arabic word. "Servant." Deo is also a marginally favored birth name.

Abel and variants

Abel1, var. Avel
Derived fr. Hebrew word. "Breath, vapour." Abel (UPPER 1%), like Akel (UPPER 24%), Apel (10%), is a common -el suffix surname.

Var. of Abelard. Stems fr. Old German word. "Noble strength." Abel has risen in prominence as a children's name since 1900-1909. See also Aviel.

Abiel, var. Aviel, Ahbiel, Abyel
From Hebrew word. "My father is the Lord." Compare last names Abeel (UPPER 64%), Abel (1%).

Form of Abram. Derived fr. Hebrew. "High father." Alriel and Anriel are creative variations. See also Avrel.

Root fr. Old German word. "Noble." Not Top 2000 name. See also Adel.

Adael, var. Adayel
Origin fr. Hebrew language. "God witnesses." Adael and Adayel are not Top 2000 names.

Adil and variants

Adiel, Adeel
Forms of Adil. Stems fr. Arabic. "Righteous, fair." Adiel is commonly used as a birth name among the variations of Adil.

Adel, var. Edel
Source fr. Hebrew, Old German elements. "God is eternal; noble." Adel and Edel are not Top 2000 names.


Derivative of Hebrew language. "Of God's flock." Adriel soared in popularity in 2018. See also Andriel.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -el names: Abel, Adiel, Adriel, Amiel, Angel

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -el names: Anjel, Ansel, Ariel, Del

Form of Amal. Source fr. Hebrew, Sanskrit, Arabic words. "Labor, hard work; pure; hope." Gender-neutral name. Rare as a children's name.

Amiel and variants

Amiel, var. Amyel
Origin fr. Hebrew element. "God of my people." Amiel and Amyel are infrequently used as first names, and Amiel is found frequently (UPPER 44%) as a last name.

Biblical .. Unusual. Anael is not listed in the US Demographics. See also Amiel.

Var. of Andrew. Root fr. Greek language. "Man, warrior." Unique. Andriel is not listed in the US Demographics. See also Andrae.

Angel and variants

Angel, var. Onnjel, Onjel, Ohnjel, Ohngel, Anjel
From Greek language. "Messenger; messenger of God." Angel and Anjel are more common as birth names among these variations.


Based on Old French element. "Follower of a nobleman." Adoption of Ansel is at its highest presently. See also Ansly.

Form of Anselm. Origin fr. Old German word. "God's helmet." Ansel is rarely used as a given name, occurring regularly (UPPER 14%) as a surname. See also Anslea.

Var. of Anwell. Stems fr. Welsh, Celtic languages. "Loved one." A rare birth name.

Var. of Ardell. Possibly from Latin meaning eager, burning .. Outside Top 2000.

Ariel and variants

Ariel, var. Aryel, Arel, Airyel, Airel, Aeriel
From Hebrew. "Lion of God." Ariel is commonly occurring (UPPER 68%) as a masculine name, whereas Aeriel, Airel, Airyel, Arel and Aryel are sparsely used.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -el names for boys.

1. Abdel - Ariel
Abdul [Del, ..], Abel [Avel], Abelard [Abel], Abiel [Aviel, ..], Abram [Abriel], Acel, Adael [Adayel], Adil [Adiel, ..], Adel [Edel], Adriel, Amal [Amel], Amiel [Amyel], Anael, Andrew [Andriel], Angel [Onnjel, ..], Ansel, Anselm [Ansel], Anwell [Anwel], Ardell [Ardel], Ariel [Aryel, ..]

Arnold [Arnel], Arthel, Arundel [Arondel], Asael [Asiel, ..], Ashbel, Aurelio [Oriel, ..], Avenall [Avenel], Averill [Avrel, ..], Aviel [Avyel], Axel [Aksel], Azariah [Azarel], Azrael, Azriel [Azryel, ..], Bartholomew [Bertel, ..], Basil [Bazeel], Bethel [Betuel], Bramwell [Bramwel], Brickell [Brickel], Buell [Buel], Burnell [Brunel, ..]

Cadell [Cadel], Cadfael, Cale [Cael], Campbell [Campbel], Carl [Karel, ..], Charles [Karel, ..], Carmelo [Karmel, ..], Carmichael, Carvell [Carvel], Cassiel, Chaniel [Hanyel, ..], Chappel [Cappel, ..], Consuel, Cornell [Cornel], Cornelius [Neel, ..], Council [Counsel], Dale [Dael], Dalziel, Daniel [Danyel, ..], Dante [Dantel]

Darcel, Darnell [Darnel], Darrel [Derrel, ..], Darryl [Darrel], David [Daviel], Deacon [Dekel], Dekel, Dalbert [Del], Del, Denzel [Denziel], Deverell [Deverel], Donnell [Donnel], Donato [Donzel], Dor [Doriel], Dorran [Dorrel], Edel [Adel], Edsel, Emmanuel [Manuel, ..], Eskel [Askel], Udell [Udel, ..]

Evangel, Ezekiel [Yechezkel, ..], Farrell [Ferrel, ..], Faivish [Feivel, ..], Feivel [Feiwel], Fidel, Flavian [Flavel], Fergal [Forgael], Francis [Franzel], Frederick [Friedel], Gabriel [Gavriel, ..], Gadiel [Gaddiel], Gael, Gale [Gael], Gamaliel [Gamliel], Gamble [Gammel, ..], Giovanni [Giovel], Gur [Guriel], Hadriel, Hamilton [Hamel]

Hamill [Hamel], John [Johnmichael, ..], Hans [Hanzel, ..], Hansel [Hanzel], Harel [Harrel], Haskel, Paul [Pawel, ..], Haslett [Hazel], Hershel [Hirschel, ..], Hevel, Hillel, Howell [Howel], Hywel [Howel], Immanuel [Imanuel, ..], Ishmael [Ysmael, ..], Ismail [Ismael, ..], Israel [Yisrael], Itai [Itiel], Jael [Yael], Jamal [Jamiel, ..]

Jarell [Jarrel, ..], Jerrell [Jerrel, ..], Jeriel [Jerriel], Jesimiel [Jessimiel], Joel [Yoel], Jorell [Jorrel, ..], Kadmiel, Kaelan [Kael], Kalil [Khaleel, ..], Kamal [Kameel], Kaniel, Jacob [Kapel], Karl [Karrel, ..], Karmel [Carmel], Kemuel, Kendall [Kendel], Kepler [Keppel], Khalil [Khaleel], Kimball [Kimbel], Kordell [Kordel]

Kornel, Christopher [Stoffel, ..], Lemuel, Leo [Leonel], Lindell [Lindel], Lionel [Lyonnel, ..], Lowell [Lowel, ..], Macniel, Malki [Malkiel], Mandel, Mansel, Manuel, Manville [Manvel], Marcel, Marden [Mardel], Markell [Markel], Mar- [Marquel], Martel, Martin [Martel], Marvell [Marvel]

Melvin [Mel], Melbourne [Mel], Mel, Mendel, Merrill [Merrel], Michael [Mykel, ..], Miguel, Mitchell [Mitchel], Monte [Montrel, ..], Moriel, Maurice [Morrel], Muriel, Nabil [Nabeel], Nagel [Naegel], Nathaniel [Thaniel, ..], Neal [Neel], Neil [Niel, ..], Newell [Newel], Nigel [Nygel, ..], Nikhil [Nikhel]

Noel [Nowel], Christmas [Noel], Norville [Norvel], Nuri [Nuriel], Nuriel [Nooriel], Orel [Orrel, ..], Othniel [Otniel], Pagiel, Paltiel, Parnell [Parnel], Pazel, Pedahel [Pedayel, ..], Peel, Petuel, Peverell [Peverel], Poriel, Powell [Powel], Quennell [Quennel], Rafael [Raphael, ..], Rance [Rancel]

Randall [Randel], Raphael [Ravel, ..], Raziel, Reuel [Ruel], Rigel, Rodel, Ronel, Russell [Russel], Sachiel, Sahil [Sahel], Samael, Samuel, Satchel, Shakil [Shaqueel, ..], Shaquille [Shaqueel], Shawn [Shawnel], Sorrell [Sorrel, ..], Steele [Steel], Terrell [Terrel], Torquil [Torkel, ..]

Tyrell [Tyrrel, ..], Uriel, Urso [Ursel], Uziel [Uzziel], Vachel, Vidal [Videl], Wendell [Wendel], Wenceslaus [Wenzel], Yale [Yael], Zindel, Zuriel

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