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Meaning of Ismael

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The name Ismael has the following meaning:

One who listens to God.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Ismael is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 327 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Ismael fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 8 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 356 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Ismael in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Ismael is pronounced as ees-ma-ell


Ismael originates from the Hebrew language.

See other suggested Hebrew boy baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Ismael and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Ismael: Boys - Abel, Jaron, Javion, Rahsaan, Tobin, Girls - Alize, Anneliese, Bethel, Beulah, Iyana, Kaila, Kenia, Miriam, Moriah, Noma, Sarahi, Shawna, Both genders - Ariel, Jason, Susan


Popular Variants for the name Ismael: Esmael (Spanish), Ichmael (French), Isamel (Spanish), Ishmaal, Ishmael (French), Ishmail, Ishmal, Ishmayl, Ismaal, Ismail (French), Ismal, Ismayl, Ismeal (Spanish), Ismeil (Arabic), Izmail, Melito (Spanish), Ysmael (Spanish)


We think the name Ismael should fall under the following style category: Biblical.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Ismael to be: Quiet, intelligent and conscientious chap

In one word, you might describe Ismael as a(n) "quiet" person.

See other "quiet" names for boys.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Ismael (or its variants) are:

IsmaŽl Mickael Bouzid, born on 21 July, a famous athlete. IsmaŽl Mickael Bouzid's background: An Algerian football player who is currently playing for the Turkish club Galatasaray SK in the Turkish Super League. He moved to Galatasaray from FC Kaiserslautern of Bundesliga 2.

Ismael Valdťz Alvarez, born on 21 August, a famous athlete. Ismael Valdťz Alvarez's background: A former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. His professional baseball career began at age 17 when he joined the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league organization.

IsmaŽl Bullialdus, born on 28 September, a famous astronomer. IsmaŽl Bullialdus's background: A French astronomer.
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