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Yoel is an alternative version of the name Joel, which is common in Hebrew and Spanish-speaking cultures, and it gained some popularity in the United States during the 1980s. It has biblical origins and a sacred meaning to people of the Jewish and Christian faiths. The name has been associated with many athletes through the years, and it pairs well with most classic middle names.

Meaning of the name Yoel:

Hebrew: Yahweh is God

Origin of the name Yoel:

Yoel is a variant of the Hebrew name Joel, most commonly found in Spanish cultures and in Israel. It's derived from the Hebrew name Yoʾel.

Symbolism of the name Yoel:

Because of its meaning and importance in the Bible, the baby name Yoel may be symbolic to new parents of the Christian or Jewish faiths. Jewish people believe Yahweh is the holiest name of God.

baby name Yoel

Style of the name Yoel:

International, classic

Gender of the name Yoel:

Yoel is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Yoel:

YO-el

Number of syllables in the name Yoel:

Two, though some people pronounce it with one

Emotion evoked from the name Yoel:

The baby name Yoel evokes images of someone who is introspective and spiritual.

Alternative spellings for the name Yoel:

  • Yoale
  • Yoalle
  • Yoail
  • Yoael

Nicknames for the name Yoel:

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Popularity of the name Yoel:

According to the Social Security Administration, Yoel was a top 1,000 baby name for boys in 1980, 1981 and 1982. It last ranked at number 957 in 1982.

Related names for the name Yoel:

Great middle names for Yoel and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Yoel:

  • Yoel Romero (mixed martial artist)
  • Yoel Rodríguez Oterino (soccer player)
  • Yoel Sela (Olympic sailor)
  • Yoel Judah (kickboxer)
  • Yoel Hernández (Olympic hurdler)
  • Yoel Levi (musician)
  • Yoel García (Olympic triple jumper)

Yoels in popular culture:

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