Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:382
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 a little boy being raised 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. This timing could make the trendy title an ideal way to connect your little one to the freeness and merriment of the swinging sixties.

Famous People Named Joel

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

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Source: Social Security Administration

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