Joel

Joel - A very unique male name



  Jun 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Joel, meaning Jehovah is his God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #367. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Joel and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Joel? 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 Joel. The baby boy name Joel was given to 2,734 baby boys in 2012, ranking #145 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 600 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Joel peaked in popularity 38 years ago in 1981 on position 65.



Famous with this name

Joel Kinnaman
Joel Edgerton
Joel Birkin


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Rating: 5/5 (10 people)


Joel is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Joel is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #87 - and is the least popular in Idaho at position #376.

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 Joel is where you live.


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Joel origin and meaning

Joel is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means Jehovah is his God. To see famous people named Joel, pop culture references for the name Joel and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Joel

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

Julio / Jewel / Jaleel / Jewell / Jalil / Jael / Jahlil / Jaziel / Jahaziel / Jowell /

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
2012145
2011133
2010132
2009115
2008114
2007123
2006124
2005124
2004125
2003124
2002123
2001126
2000112
1999114
1998118
1997126
1996124
1995120
1994108
1993101
1992100
1991100
199094
198988
198885
198774
198672
198567
198466
198367
198269
198165
198066
197971
197874
197773
197672
197574
197475
197373
197277
197186
197082
196981
196880
196790
1966102
1965113
1964110
1963110
1962113
1961110
1960110
1959116
1958120
1957105
1956106
1955121
1954127
1953134
1952131
1951129
1950130
1949136
1948137
1947133
1946127
1945132
1944125
1943128
1942132
1941142
1940140
1939134
1938135
1937140
1936143
1935159
1934172
1933186
1932204
1931244
1930267
1929271
1928276
1927291
1926292
1925297
1924291
1923297
1922297
1921289
1920315
1919295
1918301
1917305
1916310
1915321
1914336
1913321
1912333
1911456
1910367

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey87
District of Columbia92
New Mexico95
Texas98
Arizona106
Connecticut109
New York110
Maryland117
California119
Florida121
Washington129
Massachusetts152
Pennsylvania158
North Carolina160
Georgia161
Illinois163
Alaska163
Nevada166
Virginia170
Delaware172
Kansas174
Oregon178
Ohio179
Michigan179
Colorado180
Indiana183
Nebraska186
West Virginia186
Hawaii188
Kentucky199
Alabama203
New Hampshire208
South Carolina209
Arkansas221
Wisconsin225
Louisiana226
Montana231
Missouri237
Minnesota239
Tennessee252
North Dakota255
Iowa259
Maine261
Mississippi294
Oklahoma339
Utah355
Idaho376

Even more about Joel


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 Joel 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 Joel?

1 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
1981
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Joel
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 600
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,734

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