JOEL
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: יוֹאֵל (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: JOL (English), JO-əl (English), YO-el (Finnish)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name יוֹאֵל (Yo'el) meaning "YAHWEH is God". Joel is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Joel. In England, it was first used as a Christian name after the Protestant Reformation.
Related Names
FEMININE FORMS: Joella, Joelle (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ioel (Biblical Greek), Yoel (Biblical Hebrew), Iohel (Biblical Latin), Joël (Dutch), Joël (French), Yoel (Hebrew), Gioele (Italian)
Popularity
United States  ranked #144 
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Catalonia  ranked #14 
Finland  ranked #22 
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Galicia  ranked #47 
Netherlands  ranked #102 
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Northern Ireland  ranked #63 
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