Latino parents interested in a name with biblical ties found it in Ismael, the Spanish spelling of Ishmael. According to the Old Testament, Ishmael was a son of Abraham and forefather of the Arab people. It was made even more famous thanks to Herman Melville’s 1851 novel, 'Moby Dick', which features a character with the name.
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