US Popularity:395
Meaning:Jehovah is the Lord
Joel is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning “Jehovah is the Lord.” Dating back to biblical times, this name is steeped in history and culture, and is perfect for baby if you plan on raising them to follow in the original Joel's faithful footsteps. While the name does have strong religious associations, its popularity across North America rose significantly in the 1960s and 1970s. This timing could make the trendy title an ideal way to connect your little one to their old soul—as well as the freeness and merriment of the swinging sixties and everchanging seventies.

Famous People Named Joel

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Billy Joel
  • Joel Coen
  • Joel Gosselin
    Reality TV Star
  • Joel Madden
  • Joel McHale
    TV Actor

Joel Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Joel is currently #342 on The Bump
Boy:Joel is currently #197 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Joel is currently #395 in U.S. births
Boy:Joel is currently #212 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 3
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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