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Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum, the grand rabbi of the Satmar hasidic sect, bore this name. He was a gentle and righteous soul who loved every human being, jew or gentile. May he rest in peace.
― Anonymous User  4/19/2018
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Joel is an Aramite name, precursor of Hebrew and Arabic languages. It is a name in the Levant used by Christians Moslems and Jews. In Arabic Wa-el, in Hebrew Yo-el, and Latin Joel. Similarly the names Levy, Sara, Elizabeth, and Joseph... and that’s why they are used simultaneously by all denominations in the Levant as an ancestral rather than religious name.
Wael Georges  1/30/2018
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Joel is an awesome name, and I know a very kind Joel and his name suits him well. I prefer this over Joe.
BehindAName9  12/12/2017
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Ugly eww! Sounds like hole/mole/skull ewww.
Katesnames15  7/20/2017
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Joel Zimmerman is a DJ known better as deadmau5.
thezenithofnadir  3/22/2017
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Joel McCrea, film star of 30s, 40s and 50s.
― Anonymous User  2/1/2017
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Vargskelethor of Vinesauce bears this name, his full name being Joel Johansson.
SolidSnuck  1/27/2017
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My favorite name for a man.
K1hodgman  10/11/2016
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I am female and my mother named me Joël, pronounced Jo-El like Joelle. I am constantly assumed to be a man. Please do not name your girls Joël. At least spell it so that people do not question their sexuality and ask for ID all the time or expect a male when reading their name on a print off. I've been told that it is pretty to say, but when it comes to the spelling, people look at me cross-eyed and ask why?!? Mom said it was to help me get jobs easier as an adult. Thanks Ma. ;)I've given up on it and have just gone by Jo for years now. I hope this helps anyone debating on going in a "different" direction with this name.

In the name meanings I have found "God's Will" or "God's will be done", seem the most repeated and in my case, accurate. I'm a stubborn and driven leader-type.
JoSharpe  8/6/2016
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Joel is a rough name in my opinion. Makes me think of someone who's pushy and thinks he's better than everyone.
Oleg Karachi  1/15/2016
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My husband's name. I love it.
Stephufnagel  8/7/2015
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Eh, fine enough name but from my experiences, "Joel" has belonged to complete jerks. Every single one. Don't have a problem with the name itself, just the certain personality the name seems to follow.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2015
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The name Joel is so not ugly! It's a handsome, beautiful, classic name that ages very well and I LOVE the sound of this name! :D.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2015
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Joel, the protagonist in "The Last of Us" video game.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2015
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Related name: Elijah.
Sabertooth  8/16/2014
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In response to Sabertooth:
Joel is not related to Joshua. They are seperate names. Joel derives from Hebrew Yo'el and Joshua derives from Ye'hoshua.
LMS  10/11/2014
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I think the name Joel sounds like a wild, crazy, silly boy.
crystalchiara  8/3/2014
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Joel was original the master of the stool for King Henry VII who was known for his problems of the nether regions. This position was heralded throughout the kingdom despite its undesirable physical assonance.
joelmorland  7/12/2013
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I believe the owner of the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team is named Joel.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2013
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I love this. I'm not really fond of very religious names but, oh well. The sound of this is great. It makes me think of Howard Joel Wolowitz from The Big Bang Theory, and TBBT is one of my favourite tv-shows, and Howard makes me think of Dominic Howard, the Muse drummer, and Muse is my favourite band, so it makes me happy.
That's a lot of "and's".
― Anonymous User  6/7/2013
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Actor Joel McCrea (1905-1990).
moonbaby9307  12/29/2012
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I would only pronounce this 'JOLE', Jo-el sounds girly to me.

It's a cool name.
FlakyMatt  6/19/2011
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Joel always makes me think of someone cool and popular, because I knew a Joel who was like that.
starz26  3/16/2011
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I like it, but pronounced JOL. Save "JO-el" for the girl's version "Joelle."
Dawson  12/5/2010
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Also Finnish. [noted -ed]
irishiris  10/3/2010
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Joel Stransky, Springbok rugby player who kicked the team to World Cup victory in 1995. He is now a respected sports commentator.
Anneza  8/3/2010
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This name is so very sweet. I absolutely love it.
--allison--  4/13/2010
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I don't think people know that this is a real French name. I think some people think Americans just made it up.
AlineHope  3/23/2010
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Joel Robinson was a character in the sci-fi comedy Mystery Science Theater. He was played by Joel Hodgson. Incidentally, I love this name. :) I've only ever heard it pronounced 'jole', I don't like the 'jo-EL' pronunciation very much.
dischord33  10/28/2009
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I love the name Joel! It sounds so sweet! :)
--allison--  8/9/2009
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Joel Gossalin, one of the sons of Jon and Kate Gossalin, on the show "Jon and Kate plus 8" is a famous bearer of this name. Love him.
smiilebiigerx3  5/24/2009
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This name is kind of a guilty pleasure of mine. I DO like it, but only when pronounced "JO-el" like btn suggests it - and not "jo-EL" like some people in the forum seem to pronounce it (I ask myself why, actually). But I really, really prefer Noel, which sounds a bit more mature and not as cheesy.
LoQuiero  2/7/2009
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The Greek form for Joel is
ιωηλ
Deborah Reyes  1/10/2009
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Pronounced "yo-EL".
Emilie007  10/17/2008
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Joel Glicker, Wednesday Addam's adorable true love.
black_lace  8/23/2008
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It's an okay name. Will always make me think of Jim Carrey's character, Joel, in 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.'
dark  7/30/2008
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Joel is a cool name. Not only does it just have interesting connotations, but it's also the name of one of the main characters in one of my favorite webcomics. It's for that very reason that it summons the color black to my mind.
quillpaw93  6/20/2008
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Love, love, love this name. I like it better as JO-EL though, then JOLE.
― Anonymous User  6/4/2008
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A famous bearer is American film director, screenwriter, and producer Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939). He's well-known for his directing credits in 'St Elmo's Fire' (1985), 'The Lost Boys' (1987), 'The Client' (1994), 'Batman Forever' (1995), 'Batman and Robin' (1997), 'Bad Company' (2002), 'Phone Booth' (2003), 'The Phantom of the Opera' (2004), and 'The Number 23' (2007). He also wrote screenplays to films such as 'Car Wash' (1976) and 'The Wiz' (1978).
AndrewJKD  4/11/2008
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Joel Steven McCaughey is one of the McCaughey septuplets. He is the youngest of his siblings and even though neither of his parents are famous, he and his six siblings, along with perhaps their older sister Mikayla Marie, are on the road to becoming famous on their own.
Patricia Underwood  3/23/2008
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Joel is one of the cute little Asian boys on Jon and Kate Plus 8.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2008
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Where I live Joel is pronounced JOLE. I prefer it pronounced JOLE. I only ever heard of it pronounced as Jole except for when I came onto this site and found out others prounounced it JO-EL. I think it is only pronounced JO-EL in foreign countries. I think Joel is a wonderful, classy name. I love it.
― Anonymous User  11/26/2007
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How southerners pronounce it: Jole. I like it better this way instead of Jo-el. That sounds weird. No offense.
― Anonymous User  10/24/2007
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I LOVE the meaning of this name. And I LOVE how it sounds!
applemilk  8/29/2007
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I don't understand this name. I mean why not only "Joe"? I don't really like Joe, but Joel sounds like Noel and for a guy it just bugs me.
Chloever33  8/19/2007
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I like it pronounced jo-el.
― Anonymous User  6/4/2007
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I personally think this name is a poetic, romantic, sensitive, classy, stylish, masculine kind of a name. :) I like it !
EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  1/17/2007
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I'm Irish but I've been living in Germany for quite a long time and I know about 5 if not more young mums (German) that called their son Joel. But they all pronounce it Joelle and that is a girl's name so all those boys are being taught their name wrong.
lacey24  1/15/2007
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There is an author named Joel Goldman.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
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Joel Osteen is a preacher from Texas.
― Anonymous User  10/2/2006
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Joel McHale is a comedic actor. He currently is the host of E!'s The Soup. Really cute name, really funny guy.
Danielle Janine  9/8/2006
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I love the name Joel. My best friend is called Joel. He's a really sweet guy and he's gay. I think Joel is the perfect name for him.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2006
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Joel is one of my favorite names. Strong, boyish and gentle. Not overly popular which is nice and the meaning of the name is nice too.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
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I really like the name Joel. I like that it means "the Lord is God." It actually gives me a good feeling inside.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2006
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Joel is rather popular in Sweden. Here it is pronounced as YO-el (two syllables).
Ylva  2/9/2006
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Joel White is the son of E.B. White.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2006
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I think Joel is a fantastic name. Everyone by the name 'Joel' that I know is wonderful. Overall my impression of the name is that it represents a sweet and gentle person.
Jewls  2/1/2006
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Joel Madden is the lead singer of a popular band, Good Charlotte.
― Anonymous User  1/14/2006
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In Spanish, this name is pronounced "ho-EL" with a long "o" and a short "e".
FreedomsPaladin  1/14/2006
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Haley Joel Osment is a brilliant young actor who has starred in movies such as "A I: Aritficial Intelligence" and "Sixth Sense."
breakofday  12/21/2005
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Joel is a beautiful name. It sounds like a man who is compassionate and gentle, yet with a mischievious sense of humor.
― Anonymous User  12/7/2005
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Ugly, ugly, ugly.
charis  10/27/2005
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Famous bearer: Joel Grey (actor extraordinaire and father of actress Jennifer Grey).
Sera M.  10/7/2005

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