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Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Camel

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Jamal

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

A few facts about the boy's name Jamal:

  • Records indicate that 29,390 boys in the United States have been named Jamal since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1993, when 1,244 people in the U.S. were given the name Jamal. Those people are now 27 years old.

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    Comments about the name Jamal

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      4 Positive Comments

  • "The meaning of the name JAMAL is beauty or handsome.i think this is realy my name bcos God crated me te be such a fair and handsom guy.Allah also describe the religion of Islam as "JAMAL-DEEN" meaning beautiful DEEN(religion).the nameis pronounce as JAMAAAL as it is written in arabic language which differ it from Jamalu(kamel)" May. 8, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my middle name, but I'd go by that before my first name (Deonte) and in the unofficial language of Jamal's everywhere it means strong, hansome, bright person LOVE THAT NAME!!!" Sep. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jamal is Arabic and means handsome and kind. (Where the meaning "camel" came from I've never seen before today.) It is a great name. Rarely mispronounced and well liked by many people. My son loves his name and is well accepted amongst his peers." Dec. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is very often pronounced incorrectly as "Juh-mel" or "Jay-mall", especially in the South. The correct pronounciation of my name is "juh-MALL". I don't allow anyone to get away with a mispronuniation of my name, so I've become accustomed to correcting any that would dare. The name has many meanings: "kind", "beauty", "the handsome one", "camel", and others. Originally, as a child, I remember disliking my name because it seemed uncommon, but as I grew into young-adulthood, this hardly-uncommon name has truly grown on me, as I suppose all fine names eventually do. Thanks, Dad." Aug. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "my nephews name is jamal and it doesnt fit him at all! i hate the name. i think its horrible." Oct. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "Jamal is a very beautiful arabic name which means "beauty" and I'm sure of it, but it should be pronounced " jamaaal"" Dec. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jamal and people spell and pronounce it wrong" Jan. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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