Israel

Israel - A very unique male name



  Jun 28,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Israel, meaning he who struggles with God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #504. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Israel and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Israel? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Israel. The baby boy name Israel was given to 1,415 baby boys in 2012, ranking #252 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,160 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Israel peaked in popularity 11 years ago in 2006 on position 202.



Famous with this name

Stefan Israel
Darci Israel
Israel Cárdenas


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Israel is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Israel is currently topping the baby name charts in Arizona at position #153 - and is the least popular in Ohio at position #506.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Israel is where you live.


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Israel origin and meaning

Israel is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means he who struggles with God. To see famous people named Israel, pop culture references for the name Israel and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Israel

We've found the following names that sound similar to Israel, sorted by popularity.

Isreal / Izrael / Isrrael / Izreal /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012252
2011218
2010220
2009211
2008210
2007204
2006202
2005217
2004215
2003245
2002253
2001251
2000244
1999249
1998244
1997251
1996269
1995283
1994288
1993308
1992304
1991310
1990323
1989321
1988335
1987330
1986325
1985332
1984325
1983331
1982315
1981332
1980301
1979297
1978307
1977311
1976318
1975338
1974339
1973358
1972348
1971372
1970391
1969418
1968421
1967451
1966447
1965480
1964492
1963518
1962506
1961506
1960501
1959525
1958504
1957552
1956534
1955528
1954554
1953508
1952513
1951505
1950561
1949534
1948567
1947598
1946590
1945666
1944650
1943612
1942752
1941602
1940633
1939644
1938611
1937646
1936588
1935605
1934670
1933629
1932699
1931639
1930610
1929656
1928669
1927657
1926615
1925590
1924614
1923563
1922491
1921520
1920540
1919519
1918473
1917492
1916519
1915481
1914460
1913398
1912432
1911402
1910504

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Arizona153
New Mexico156
Texas166
California166
Colorado169
Georgia222
New York223
Illinois236
North Carolina238
Washington240
Florida254
Oregon265
Nebraska267
New Jersey273
Connecticut274
Oklahoma276
Idaho277
Kansas306
Nevada316
Pennsylvania317
South Carolina321
Kentucky332
Indiana339
Tennessee341
Virginia341
Michigan353
Massachusetts371
Maryland379
Wisconsin381
Louisiana385
Arkansas406
Minnesota443
Iowa456
Alabama482
Missouri486
Ohio506

Even more about Israel


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Israel a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Israel?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2006
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Israel
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,160
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,415

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