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What does Jamil mean?

Jamil Pronunciation of Jamil as a name for boys is of Arabic derivation, and the meaning of the name Jamil is "handsome". Jamil is an alternate spelling of Jamal (Arabic): popular among black.


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, handsome


VARIANTS Jomall, Jomal, Jomahl, Jimal, Jimahl, Jemall, Jemahl, Jemaal, Jammal, Jamill, Jamile, Jamiel, Jamell, Jamel, Jameel, Jamaul, Jamall, Jamahl, Jamael, Jamaal


(male) Janmil, ..

(female) Jadi, ..

Jamil Adnan (J.A.), ..

How popular is Jamil?

Jamil is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#20041 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Jamil entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #691 in the U.S. in 1991, and is at #1699 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Jamal (#766 IN 2018), Jamel (#1741), Jahmal, Jamaal, Jamall, Jameel and Jamell are the prominent related forms of Jamil (#1699). These forms of Jamil were at the apex of their popularity 25 years ago (AVERAGE #1136) and are now much less popular (#1775, 75% LESS USAGE), with forms such as Jamel going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jamil, Jahmal, Jamaal, Jamal, Jamall in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jameel, Jamel, Jamell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jamil is alike in pronunciation to Gemal, Gemul, Jamelle and Jemal. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aimil, Amil, Aymil, Bail, Basil, Bazil, Danil, Emil, Fadil, Fazil, Gail, Galil, Hamil, Jabin, Jabir, Jabril, Jael, Jai, Jaimie, Jair, Jakie, Jakim, Jalal, Jalil, Jalin, Jaliyl, Jamar, Jame, Jamee, James, Jamey, Jamie, Jamin, Jamon, Jarel, Jarid, Jarin, Jaris, Jarl, Jaryl, Jasin, Javi, Jaymie, Jeril, Jimi, Kahil, Kail, Kalil, Kamil, Nabil, Sahil, Sail, Savil and Vail. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jamil.

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