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Pronunciation

ʤoʊəl

Origin

English, Spanish, Scandinavian, Portuguese, Finnish

Meaning

Popular in English and Spanish or Portuguese-speaking countries, and also in Scandinavia, Joel is short, sweet and adorably cute. Ancient Hebrew in origin, it became popular as a first name in the 16th century and boomed in the 1960s, when it became the revitalized version of the traditional name Joe! Today, its ancient heritage and gentle but snappy sound make it popular as a modern, easy-going, wholesome and happy name.

Rank in the year 2015

Joel was ranked #284 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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