Isael is a Portuguese name for boys that actually means Israel! Spiritual and deep, this name can have strong religious significance for some parents who choose it. The name also floats from the tongue just beautifully. Learn more about a name that so deeply represents both a place and its people.

Meaning of the name Isael:

Portuguese: Israel
Hebrew: Fighter of God

Origin of the name Isael:

Portuguese. While Isael is the Portuguese version of Israel, this name's origins go much deeper than the Iberian country of Portugal. It represents the name that was given to Jacob after he wrestled the angel in Genesis.

Symbolism of the name Isael:

Isael means to “wrestle with God.” It is also associated with “God's chosen people.”

Style of the name Isael:


Gender of the name Isael:

Isael is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Isael:


Syllables in the name Isael:


Emotion evoked from the name Isael:

This is a spiritually powerful name that evokes the relationship between God and chosen people. It signifies a relationship with God.

Alternative spellings for the name Isael:

Israel, Yisrael, Yisroel

Nicknames for the name Isael:

Al, Ali, Isa

Popularity of the name Isael:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Isael has never made the top 1,000 baby names in the United States. This Portuguese name is far more common in Portugal and Brazil.

Related names for the name Isael:

Jacob, Judah

Great middle names for Isael and their meanings:

  • Benecio (benevolent one)
  • Daniel (God is my judge)
  • Francisco (free man)
  • Gonsalves (son of Goncalo)
  • Horatio (timekeeper)
  • Isaac (one who laughs)
  • Joseph (God will give)
  • Santiago (Saint James)

Famous people with the name Isael:

  • Isael da Silva Barbosa (Brazilian professional midfielder)
  • Isael Gutierrez (founder of VIP Entertainment)

Isael in movies/pop culture:

While Isael hasn't been featured in any books, movies, or songs that are notable, parents often choose this biblical name because it's featured in the most popular book of all time!