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Israel Meaning


What does Israel mean?

The name Israel is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Israel is "wrestles with G-d".

Israel is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced I-sra-al.

The Given Name Israel

The place name Israel, has a wonderfully fearless quality.

Sophisticated yet bold, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Israel remains a favorite due to its stylish and sweet nature.

Israel falls into the place name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Israel Jimenez, and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

Israel Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 241 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,574 occurrences. It ranked 2,551 in baby name popularity for girls with 68 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 235 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,591 occurrences. It ranked 3,059 in baby name popularity for girls with 53 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Israel has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Israel Name Popularity Page.

Israel Related Names

The names Iser, Israela, Isrel, Issur, Sroel are all forms of Israel.

Famous Israels

  • Israel Jimenez ~ Soccer Player
  • Israel Kamakawiwo'ole ~ Musician

Israel Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Israel.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Israel are often agile and frank but most of all they are read more >>

Israel Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Israel in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Israel.

Just for fun, see the name Israel in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Israel in Nautical Flags page.