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Jamal Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Jamal is of Arabic origin.

The meaning of Jamal is "handsome".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 764 in baby name popularity for boys with 305 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Jamal Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Jamal has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Jamal to other names.


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Related Names

Jamal is a variant spelling of Jamal.

Variants of the name Jamal include Gamal, Jamaal, Jamael, Jamahl, Jamal, Jamall, Jameel, Jamel, Jamiel, Jamil, Jamill, Jammal.

The names Jamaar, Jamar, Jamarcus, Jamari, Jamarion, Jamarreon, Jameel, Jameela, Jameelah, Jamila, Jamilah, Jamilee, Jamileh, Jamilia, Jamilla, Jamillah, Jamille, Jamir, Jathbiyya, Jathibiyya, Jimale are all forms of Jamal.

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Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Jamal.

Just for fun, see the name Jamal 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 Jamal in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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