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Gender Masculine
Scripts יוֹאֵל(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. JO-əl(English)
YO-ehl(Swedish, Finnish)
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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


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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