Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:1797
Meaning:Wild mountain goat
Jael is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin and means “wild mountain goat.” A variation of another girl name, Jaala, this sweet title also stems from the Hebrew verb for “to be useful,” rooting Jael in a practical context. In the Hebrew Bible, Jael is a heroine credited with saving Israel from Canaanite forces led by the King of Hazor and his general Sisera. The famous account describes Jael hammering a tent peg into Sisera’s head and killing him, sparking 40 years of peace. Regardless of your faith status, giving baby a name that honors this brave and passionate woman is a beautiful omen that makes Jael hard to resist.

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