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Given Name ISRAEL
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: יִשְׂרָאֵל (Hebrew), Ισραηλ (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: IZ-ray-əl (English), IZ-ree-əl (English)   [details]
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name יִשְׂרָאֵל (Yisra'el) meaning "God contended". In the Old Testament Israel (who was formerly named Jacob; see Genesis 32:28) wrestles with an angel. The ancient and modern states of Israel took their names from him.
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biblical places, countries, Duggar family
Related Names
VARIANTS: Iser, Issur, Sroel (Yiddish)
DIMINUTIVES: Issy, Izzy (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Yisra'el (Biblical Hebrew), Israhel (Biblical Latin), Yisra'el, Yisrael (Hebrew)
USER SUBMISSION: Israël
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