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Named my daughter Yael because it was a character in a Herman Wouk book I had just read (she was a tall blonde Israeli lieutenant). I later found out biblically that Yael was credited with killing Cicero (leader of the occupying army) by luring him into her tent with her wiley feminine ways and killing him. This began many years of peace because of his death. She is tall and blonde but not yet a lieutenant.
-- bcmccork  8/5/2005
It was Sisera who was killed by Yael (or Jael), not Cicero (different guy altogether).
-- Kosta  7/31/2007
Pronounced yah-ehl.
-- Miss Claire  7/30/2006
This is my favourite Biblical character, and I think that "Ya'el" is much prettier than "Jael".
-- black_lace  1/25/2007
I like this name, along with its anglicized variant, Jael, but it may be mispronounced as "Yale," which is okay, but not nearly as gorgeous as the proper pronunciation.
-- Ouaie  6/14/2007
It's the name of Israeli actress and model Yael Abecassis.
-- dollrock  8/12/2007
My Hebrew name is Yael. It is pronounced like it is spelled. Ya(a is in apple)-el.
-- Anonymous User  12/1/2007
Yael Naïm is the singer of the incredibly catchy song "New Soul" from the MacBook Air commercials.
-- Anonymous User  2/10/2008
I bet she'll go to Harvard. I know that's not how this name is said, but that is how it looks.
-- Nicola17  3/8/2008
I never knew about this name until Yael Naim. I think its really pretty and something you don't hear everyday.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/19/2008
Yael is my name! A lot of people pronounce it as Yale, which is extremely annoying. It's pronounced as Yah-el. And I've never met anyone with the name Jael.
-- yael5012_y  5/24/2009
I can imagine there being a lot of people who would never be able to pronounce this name. It's pretty, but there'll be a lot of Yales in a Yaels future.
-- welovejamesarness  5/28/2009
I really like this name and the sound of it but I think it kind of sounds like ya'all.
-- Anonymous User  10/6/2011
Lovely strong name. I know a Yael with a French mother - her name is spelled Yaelle and I think that is the French version. It has the merit of making the pronunciation clearer.
-- Just Jonquil  2/3/2014
Hello everybody! This name is carried by me and I really am proud of my name. I like the story of it and the meaning as well, also the sound of Yael. The thing about the pronunciation...in the English speaking room, people have troubles speaking my name right, but in the German language, where I live, they say Ya'el and that's perfect. I just can recommend that name as a human being called Yael.
-- lostinrain  11/9/2015
If said as Ya-el, sounds a lot like Yell to me.
-- Anonymous User  1/15/2016
The name Yael was given to 104 girls and 178 boys born in the US in 2015.
-- HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
Yael is a beautiful name, it is a very brave name. The name Yael makes me think of the name Warrior. Yael is a very beautiful name to have, it has flaws that others don't. Also it is cool since it has a "y" in it, no name has a "y" in it.
-- theHONEST  12/8/2016

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