Joel - boys name

Joel name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 96%

Joel name meaning:

The name Joel is of Hebrew origin, derived from the name "Yoel" which means "Yahweh is God" or "Yahweh is willing". The name holds religious significance as it combines the Hebrew words for "Yahweh", the Hebrew name for God, and "El", which means "God" in Hebrew. Therefore, the name Joel can be interpreted as "Yahweh is God" or "God is willing".

In biblical context, Joel is the name of a prophet mentioned in the Old Testament. He is known for delivering messages from God to the people of Judah during a time of drought and locust infestation. The book of Joel in the Bible emphasizes the importance of repentance and returning to God in times of hardship.

Overall, the name Joel carries a strong spiritual meaning, reflecting the belief in God's power, willingness, and the importance of faith. It is often given to boys as a way to honor and connect with their religious heritage.

Origin: Hebrew

Jehovah is the Lord.

Related names

Joel , Joeliyn, Joell, Joella , Joellen

Other boys names beginning with J


Overall UK ranking: 173 out of 4789

310 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (207)

Historical popularity of Joel

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