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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God's Willingness

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Joel

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

A few facts about the boy's name Joel:

  • Records indicate that 251,675 boys in the United States have been named Joel since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1985, when 4,621 people in the U.S. were given the name Joel. Those people are now 35 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.


    Comments about the name Joel

    93% Approval Rating
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      13 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Joel and i like it because we the joel's we dare to act differently and in a unique way" Aug. 9, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "They often say John or Joe or even Jo-el Oof but my names cool and I dont care what other people say." Sep. 16, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Joel my it?s my brothers name my nephew and his father I like because it?s a strong name I gave my daughter that for her middle name but it?s said jo-el you can?t go wrong with it because even the nick name are good j,joe ,Joey wise choice" Mar. 31, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Joel!! Shoutout to the Joels all over the world." Oct. 6, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm married to a Joel....he is wonderful, handsome, inteligent and funny. Good name." Jul. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i'm a joel! its the best fricken name! wooop woop" Mar. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "im 20 weeks pregnant and if its a boy me and my partner have chosen joel! i love it cuz its not to common but not to weard. we lovejole!!! yay" Nov. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Joel is my name! I very much like it. However I do find some people do not listen for the "L" and call me Joe or John. But, besides that Joel is a really nice name." Oct. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's as short and catchy as Joe, but with an L of sophistication." Aug. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Joel. I used to dislike it a bit when I was young because it wasn't so common, but now I like it. It's a name that is not too common to be plain, but common enough to not be weird." Mar. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my brother's name. He is a great guy and a real comedian! Needless to say, I love this name." Feb. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was a Joel the Mole... and most of that teasing about my name came from my own sister... All in all I find the name pretty darn good!" Jul. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Joel is an excellent name. I've been sporting it my twenty years on Earth and have had no troubles. People can try and make fun of Joel saying he "looks like a bowl"... the person saying that only ends up looking stupid. People may say "Joel is a mole who lives in a hole." Frankly that is kinda cool, I'd love tobe elusive and dig tunnels all over the place. All in all, Joel is a strong name that exudes authority and that can't be broken. Joel is always a nice guy. Joel always knows the right thing to say. Joel knows everything! People love Joel. Joel can run really fast! Do the baby a favour; name him Joel. Sincerely, Joel est. 1985" Jul. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "As the fellow on July 29, 2005 states. "Exudes authority and cant be broken" is correct. Leads to Unaccountable, immature criminal. Wouldent do it. The name is too important." Nov. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      10 Neutral Comments

  • "I love my name Joel, not so much when I was a kid trying to blend in but even then, no one really made fun of it. By high school I really appreciated the name because people remembered it, no one made fun of it, and I was often the only one they knew with that name.. I am older and that name has served me well." Aug. 6, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Joel. I don?t like it. People never know how to say it and it always sounds awkward. It also sounds feminine to me. I would prefer to have been given a different name." Jul. 18, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Seriously I really find pleasure here knowing they're people who loves the name JOEL it's my name and I love it so much cause the definition of it is so real I don't know if I should say I've made fans just with my name it's really a cool name" Jul. 6, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Husband's name is Joel, and he's a great guy! He's such a comedian and always optimistic, in fact all the Joel's I met in my life are funny!" Jun. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "me and my husband joel have 2 kids and 1 on the way we met in middle school and got married in high school ,freshman we met were in senior now" Nov. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I went to school with a Joel and i never was fond of him. so whenever i hear this name i think of him. so..this name is okay." Feb. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Joel and everybody always complements my name" Oct. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Joel and everybody always complements my name" Oct. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "If it wasn't for Billy Joel it would be one of those names that somehow escaped celebrity connotation. oh well. 'Regular' Joel" Dec. 9, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Joel, but he pronounces it Jo-el. When I was little, I used to sing "Jo-el, Jo-el, Jo-el" rather than "Noel, Noel, Noel" and "The First Joel" rather than "The First Noel"." Aug. 31, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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