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
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.
In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 159
in baby name popularity for boys with 2,583 occurrences. It ranked 17,572
in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences.
In contrast, the year before it ranked 154 in baby name popularity for boys with 2,656 occurrences. It ranked 9,788 in baby name popularity for girls with 11 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 ~ 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
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.
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