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What does Yael mean?

Yael Pronunciation of Yael as a name for boys has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of Yael is "mountain goat; heights, upland; fertile moor". Yael is a version of Jael (Hebrew). Yael is also a derivative of Yale (Welsh, Old English): place name.


ASSOCIATED WITH mountain, moor




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How popular is Yael?

Yael is a rare first name for men. Yael is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Yael was first listed in 2002 and reached its apex rank of #868 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #932 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Jael (#1361 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) and Yale are the prominent varying forms of Yael (#932) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Yael was common among parents in 2012 (MEDIAN #1290) and is almost as conventional today (#1431, 15%). Yael is the clear favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yael, Jael, Yale in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Yael is alike in pronunciation to Al, Euell, Ewell, Ole, Ull, Wil, Will, Yoel and Yule. Other recommended sound-alike names are Abel, Acel, Adael, Adel, Amel, Anael, Arel, Asael, Avel, Axel, Buel, Cadel, Cael, Capel, Carel, Dael, Darel, Del, Edel, Gael, Gamel, Hamel, Harel, Havel, Hazel, Jamel, Jarel, Joel, Kael, Kapel, Karel, Mel, Nagel, Neel, Niel, Noel, Orel, Pauel, Pavel, Pawel, Pazel, Peel, Rafel, Ravel, Ruel, Sahel, Udel, Yaar, Yago, Yann, Yasr, Yates, Ysmael and Yves. These names tend to be more frequently used than Yael.

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