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Scriptsיוֹאֵל Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.JO-əl English
kho-EL Spanish
zhoo-EL Portuguese
YO-el SwedishFinnish
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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.
Feminine FormsJoella, Joelle English
Other Languages & CulturesIoel Biblical Greek Yoel Biblical Hebrew Iohel Biblical Latin Joël Dutch Joël French Xoel Galician Yoel Hebrew Gioele Italian
Same SpellingJoël
User SubmissionsJóel, Jøel

Images

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

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Entry updated July 11, 2018   Contribute