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Jamal is a name of Arabic origin that is wildly popular in the United States. It is considered a classic American boy name today. Keep reading to learn more about this gorgeous guy name.

Meaning of the name Jamal:

  • Arabic: Beauty
  • French: Handsome/being fair

Origin of the name Jamal:

Arabic. Jamal is an Arabic masculine word for “beauty.” While it is a popular name in the United States, Jamal is also used to name baby boys in many predominantly Muslim countries. It's common in the Middle East, North Africa, West Africa, East Africa, and Central Asia.

Symbolism of the name Jamal:

Jamal celebrates handsomeness and gracefulness.

Style of the name Jamal:

Classic

Gender of the name Jamal:

Male. Jamal is a name given exclusively to men in Arabic and Muslim cultures.

Pronunciation of the name Jamal:

jah-MAHL

Syllables in the name Jamal:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Jamal:

Jamal is an ultra-boyish name that carries a lot of strength.

Alternative spellings for the name Jamal:

  • Jammal
  • Jamaal

Nicknames for the name Jamal:

  • Ja
  • Jah

Popularity of the name Jamal:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Jamal ranked 242 among the most popular names for boys in 1992. It has consistently made the list of the 1,000 most popular names in the United States since 1968.

Related names for the name Jamal:

  • Djamel
  • Cemal
  • Cemil
  • Djamal
  • Džemal
  • Gamal

Great middle names for Jamal and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Jamal:

  • Jamal (American rapper)
  • Jamal Crawford (basketball player)
  • Jamal Lewis (football player)
  • Jamal “Gravy” Woolard (actor)

Jamals in movies/pop culture:

  • Jamal Malik (character in “Slumdog Millionaire”)
  • Jamal Wallace (character in “Finding Forrester”)