Gender Masculine
Scripts اسماعیل(Persian) إسماعيل(Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. ees-ma-‘EEL(Arabic)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Persian form of Ishmael. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic إسماعيل (see Isma'il). This was the name of the founder of the Safavid Empire in Iran in the early 16th century.

Related Names

VariantsEsmaeel, Esmaeil(Persian) Ismaeel, Isma'il, Ismail(Arabic)
Other Languages & CulturesIsmail(Albanian) İsmayıl(Azerbaijani) Ishmael(Biblical) Ismael(Biblical Greek) Yishma'el(Biblical Hebrew) Ismahel(Biblical Latin) Ismail(Chechen) Ismo(Finnish) Ismaël(French) Ismail(Indonesian) Ismaele(Italian) Ismail(Kazakh) Ismail(Kyrgyz) Ismail(Malay) Ismael(Portuguese) Ismael(Spanish) Ismoil(Tajik) İsmail(Turkish) Ismail(Uyghur) Ismoil(Uzbek)
Entry updated April 25, 2021