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This name is pronounced yah-el in Hebrew.
-- Miss Claire  12/5/2004
This is Superman's mom's name.
-- Anonymous User  7/17/2005
Superman's mom's name was Lara. You're thinking of his father, Jor-el.
-- Kosta  7/31/2007
The general that Jael killed was from the Assyrian army, not the Caananite.
-- nettyredone  9/28/2006
I don't think so. Judges 4, 2 specifically says that Sesira (whom Jael killed eventually) was the commander of Canaanite king Jabin's army. No mention of Assyria as far as I can tell.
-- HanaB  3/30/2011
Jael is one of the girls on the TV show "America's Next Top Model."
-- breakofday  4/16/2007
I really like this name and the biblical character, but unfortunately, it may be mispronounced as "jail."
-- Ouaie  6/14/2007
My brother has a Hispanic friend named Jael, and she pronounces it High-ell.
-- YMPvt  12/29/2007
I am not crazy about this name. No offense to the Jaels out there, but it looks like 'jail' to me. And then there's the meaning - would you name your daughter something meaning 'mountain goat'? Really?
-- Anonymous User  12/4/2008
I agree with the anonymous person about the meaning and how it looks.
-- Kerules  4/1/2009
To the anonymous commentator above: In Hebrew this name specifically means this animal - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nubian_ibex - which is tough, graceful and in my opinion quite beautiful.
If kids are named Deborah (bee) and Rachel (ewe), surely the Nubian Ibex is a worthy namesake.
-- noae  4/12/2009
I met an Israeli woman with this name. She pronounced it jah-EL. She said her parents gave it to her in hopes that she would be a strong, capable, tough as nails woman, like her Biblical namesake, who is famous for assassinating an Assyrian general by driving a tent peg through his head. Hmm.
-- usernamehere  1/17/2009
I heard about someone recently who named their daughter this. At first I thought what a unusual and beautiful name, but now it just seems like "jail" to me.
-- keight425  9/20/2009
This is one of my favorite girls' names. When I think of a mountain goat, I think of something that climbs rocks better than most humans--and does so as a kid. If the ibex is anything like the American mountain goat, Jael will definitely be on my list of potential names for a daughter. I'd love to see a daughter become a skilled mountain climber.
-- Atarah Derek  1/7/2010
There used to be a girl on Syfy Channel's Destination Truth named Jael. I liked her, but she left the show. She is the first person I had ever heard of with this name, and I thought it was very pretty.
-- Anonymous User  4/30/2010
If you are worried about the "jail" association you could also spell it Jaelle or Jaielle. This spelling looks less like the word jail and are also unique!
-- Anonymous User  4/30/2010
I love this name, especially when pronounced jay-ell. The meaning is a little strange but at the same time a mountain goat is a strong, hardy animal. I would consider using this as a middle name for a future daughter.
-- michelle.ramirez  4/25/2012
The name, depending on the Hebrew spelling, is derived from the Hebrew Yah/Jah "God" and El "Lord" meaning "God is Lord".
-- Anonymous User  6/19/2012
The name Jael was also given to 204 baby girls in the US in 2012. I understand it's a Hebrew name, but it really does sound like 'jail'.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
For those concerned that the pronunciation is too close for comfort to 'jail', consider using the original Hebrew pronuciantion - Yah-EL, whether you spell it with the Y or the J to start. This is my niece's name, we call her Yaeli.
-- Anonymous User  8/21/2014
Naming your child, 'jail' how nice...
-- ThatMazerunnerfan  9/8/2014

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