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When you hear the baby name Jewel, you may immediately think of the country music singer. This option has deeper origins, however, going back to the old French word “jouel.” The last time that Jewel was a top 1,000 option was in 2019 at rank 974.

Meaning of the name Jewel:

Jewel originates from the word “jewel” and means jewel or “precious stone”. This Old English term comes from the Frech “jouel,” related to “jeu.” The name only became an option for girls in the late 1800s. It became popular in the late twentieth century because of music star Jewel.

Jewel means “precious stone” or “jewel” because of the word “jewel.” The French word “jouel” translates directly to “jewel.” IT comes from the root French term “jeu.”

baby name Jewel


Nicknames for Jewel

Jewel is a youthful and wholesome name. It has a free spirit about it. A name like Jewel is the perfect opportunity to come up with a playful and loving nickname. Feel free to create your own, but if you need some inspiration, we've compiled a list of fun nicknames for you to consider.

  • Jeel
  • Jewlie
  • Jewly
  • Jewli
  • Jewlee
  • Wellie
  • Welly

Jewel Name Details

Style: Modern

Gender: Jewel is traditionally considered to be a girls name.

Pronunciation: JOOL

Syllables: One

Alternative Spelling for Jewel

  • Joule
  • Jewell
  • Jewal
  • Jewall
  • Jewael
  • Jewaell

Jewel Name Popularity

Jewel was a top 1,000 baby name in America from 1900 to 1968, coming back briefly in 1972 and more permanently in 1997. This option ranked highest in 1904 when it was a top 200 option at number 198. Jewel was last on the Social Security Popularity Index in 2019 at rank 974.

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Great Middle Names for Jewel and Their Meanings

Famous People Named Jewel

  • Jewel Cobb (biologist)
  • Jewel (country music singer)
  • Jewel Raja (soccer player)
  • Jewel Taylor (vice president of Liberia)
  • Jewel Mische (model)
  • Jewel Staite (actress, “Firefly”)
  • Jewel (character from “101 Dalmatians”)
  • Jewel Do (character from “The Adventures of Jewel Do”)
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