What does Ishmael mean?
The meaning of Ishmael is "G-d has heard".
Ishmael is generally used as a boy's name.
It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ish-may-el.
The Given Name Ishmael
The name derives from the Hebrew elements shema meaning "hear, heard" and el meaning "G-d".
In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,183 in baby name popularity for boys with 157 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.
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Ishmael Related Names
- Ishmael ~ Biblical Character (1 Chr. 8:38, 2 Chr. 19:11, 2 Chr. 23:1, Ezra 10:22, Gen. 16:15, Jer. 40:8)
Ishmael Name Fun
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