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The name Jamal means "God's beauty or God's mercy." It is the opposite of the name Jalal which means "God's wrath." It is originally an Arabic name and used commonly among Muslims. The female form of Jamal is 'Jamala' and is quite popular. It may also be spelled as 'Jemal' or 'Jemala.'
-- angelina  2/12/2005
Malcolm-Jamal Warner played Theo on "The Cosby Show."
-- breakofday  12/21/2005
I like this name, but most people now think of it as a ghetto name as opposed to an Arabic name since it's been popular with black people.
-- bananarama  8/14/2008
The main character in the 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire is named Jamal.
-- cateyedsnake  3/31/2009

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