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5k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Ishmael

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God will hear
  • #3472 All Time
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How popular is the name "Ishmael" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
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19931170117
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19981460146
19991330133
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20021180118
20031060106
20041240124
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20061130113
20071150115
20081000100
20091170117
20101110111
20111330133
20121270127
20131210121
20141370137

Want to know about the populiarty of Ishmael? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,320 babies born with the name Ishmael in the United States. That's more than enough Ishmaels to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ishmael" was in 1997 with a total of 152 babies.

According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ishmael" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 16 babies in California have the same name as you in 2005. Across the entire United States a total of only 124 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ishmael" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ishmael as well as things modernly associated with the name Ishmael such as celebrities named Ishmael.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Ishmael

The name "Ishmael" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "God will hear". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Alternative Meanings

I is for interest, you show in others.

S is for serene, your calm time.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

L is for love, your love of life!

Your name in reverse order is "Leamhsi". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Esmialh". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Ishmael born Jul 23, 1989

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yugoslavia approximately on 1475. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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