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What does Ismael mean?

Ismael Pronunciation of Ismael as a boys' name has its roots in Hebrew and Arabic, and the meaning of the name Ismael is "God listens". Ismael is a Spanish form of Ishmael (Hebrew). Ismael is also a variation of Ismail (Arabic).




VARIANTS Ysmal, Ysmail, Ysmael, Izmail, Ismayl, Ismal, Ismaal



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How popular is Ismael?

Ismael is a very prominent first name for men (#429 out of 1220, Top 35%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#32652 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Ismael was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest position of #324 in the U.S. in the year 2006, and is at #358 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ismael name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ismael outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Ishmael (#1312 IN RECENT RANKINGS) and Ismail (#1194) are the popular variation forms of Ismael (#358) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Ismayl, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Ismael is at its most widespread today (AVERAGE #954). Ismael is the clear favorite.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Adael, Amel, Amiel, Amyel, Anael, Asael, Asahel, Asayel, Ashbel, Asiel, Askel, Azrael, Cael, Dael, Eskel, Gael, Gamel, Gammel, Hamel, Imad, Iman, Imani, Imanoel, Imanuel, Immanuel, Imre, Inman, Isa, Isaac, Isaak, Isac, Isaia, Isais, Isak, Isam, Ishaan, Isham, Isia, Isiah, Ismat, Ismay, Isme, Israel, Issac, Itiel, Jael, Jamael, Jameel, Jamel, Jamiel, Kael, Kameel, Kemuel, Kimbel, Lemuel, Micael, Mikael, Pedael (see Pedahel), Rafael, Samael, Samuel, Yael and Yisrael. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ismael.

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