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What does Ruel mean?

Ruel Pronunciation of Ruel as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of the name Ruel is "friend of God". Ruel is a variant form of Reuel (Hebrew).






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How popular is Ruel?

Ruel is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#18883 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Ruel reached its peak rank of #976 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not ranked at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other popular related form of Ruel is Reuel. Adoption of these relations of Ruel was at its most widespread in the 1890s (MEDIAN #1205).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ruel, Reuel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ruel is pronounced similarly to Raoul, Raul, Rolle, Roul, Rowell, Rowl, Royal and Royle. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abel, Acel, Adel, Amel, Arel, Aurel, Avel, Axel, Buel, Cael, Dael, Del, Edel, Eudel, Gael, Jael, Joel, Kael, Mel, Neel, Niel, Noel, Orel, Pauel, Peel, Rae, Rafel, Ravel, Reed, Rees, Reg, Rei, Ren, Reo, Rex, Rey, Rien, Ries, Rigel, Rodel, Roe, Ronel, Rube, Ruben, Rubi, Ruby, Rudd, Rudee, Rudey, Rudi, Rudy, Rune, Rurek, Rush, Russ, Russel, Ruy, Rye, Ryen, Udel, Yael and Yoel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ruel.

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