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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #3472 most popular

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What does the name "Ishmael" mean?

Ishmael (Hebrew): God will hear

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

I is for interest, you show in others.

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

Your name in reverse order is "Leamhsi". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eslahmi". 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.

How popular is the name "Ishmael" in the U.S.?


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 first appeared 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 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ishmael" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 22 babies in California have the same name as you in 2014. Across the entire United States a total of only 137 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Ishmael popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Ishmael in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Past life for Ishmael born Mar 28, 1942

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Japan approximately on 775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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