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Joel Meaning


What does Joel mean?

The name Joel is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Joel is "the lord is G-d".

Joel is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Jole, Jo-el.

The Given Name Joel

The name Joel is an anglicized form of the Hebrew name Yoel (יוֹאֵל). It is derived from the Hebrew elements yo an abbreviated form for the Name of the Lord and el an abbreviated form of elohim meaning "G-d".

In the Bible, Joel was one of the twelve minor prophets and author of the Book of Joel.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Joel Edgerton, and Joel Gretsch.

Joel Popularity

In the U.S. in 2017, it ranked 177 in baby name popularity for boys with 2,242 occurrences. It ranked 14,823 in baby name popularity for girls with 6 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 166 in baby name popularity for boys with 2,417 occurrences. It ranked 10,405 in baby name popularity for girls with 10 occurrences.

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

Joel Related Names

Joel is a form of Yoel.

The names Adonijah, Joeliyn, Joell, Joella, Joelle, Joellen, Joelliana, Joelliane are all forms of Joel.

Famous Joels

  • Joel ~ Biblical Character (1 Chr. 11:38, 1 Chr. 15:7, 1 Chr. 23:8, 1 Chr. 27:20, 1 Chr. 4:25, 1 Chr. 5:12, 1 Chr. 5:4, 1 Chr. 6:36, 1 Chr. 7:3, 1 Sam. 8:2, 2 Chr. 29:12, Ezra 10:43, Joel 1:1, Neh. 11:9)
  • Joel Edgerton ~ Actor
  • Joel Gretsch ~ Actor
  • Joel Grey ~ Actor
  • Joel Matip ~ Soccer Player
  • Joel McHale ~ Actor
  • Joel Veltman ~ Soccer Player

Joel Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Joel.

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Joel Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Joel.

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