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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Ishmael

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Ishmael in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Ishmael:

  • Records indicate that 744 boys in the United States have been named Ishmael since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1997, when 152 people in the U.S. were given the name Ishmael. Those people are now 23 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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  • "just named my Ishmael (ish as in dish, mael as in male)Salaam. meanings vary depending on where you look.. I take it to mean wandering/looking for peace." Nov. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "The Biblical Ishmael was not a very nice fellow!!!" Dec. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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