Gender Masculine
Scripts יוֹאֵל(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. JO-əl(English) JOL(English) kho-EHL(Spanish) ZHWEHL(European Portuguese) zho-EW(Brazilian Portuguese) YO-ehl(Swedish, Finnish)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name יוֹאֵל (Yo'el) meaning "Yahweh is God", from the elements יוֹ (yo) and אֵל ('el), both referring to the Hebrew God. Joel is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Joel, which describes a plague of locusts. In England, it was first used as a Christian name after the Protestant Reformation.

Related Names

Feminine FormsJoella, Joelle(English)
Other Languages & CulturesIoel(Biblical Greek) Yoel(Biblical Hebrew) Iohel(Biblical Latin) Joël(Dutch) Joël(French) Xoel(Galician) Yoel(Hebrew) Gioele, Joele(Italian)
Same SpellingJoël
User SubmissionsJóel, Jøel, Joèl

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Name Days

Croatia: October 19
Estonia: July 14
Finland: July 13
Spain: July 13
Sweden: July 13


Joel the Prophet from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (1512)Joel the Prophet from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (1512)


Entry updated June 9, 2023