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Israel

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How popular is the baby name Israel in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 17 0 17
1881 23 0 23
1882 22 0 22
1883 18 0 18
1884 25 0 25
1885 22 0 22
1886 17 0 17
1887 15 0 15
1888 23 0 23
1889 20 0 20
1890 18 0 18
1891 18 0 18
1892 20 0 20
1893 14 0 14
1894 12 0 12
1895 15 0 15
1896 27 0 27
1897 11 0 11
1898 17 0 17
1899 12 0 12
1900 20 0 20
1901 14 0 14
1902 24 0 24
1903 14 0 14
1904 30 0 30
1905 19 0 19
1906 19 0 19
1907 19 0 19
1908 24 0 24
1909 27 0 27
1910 29 0 29
1911 40 0 40
1912 75 0 75
1913 116 0 116
1914 100 0 100
1915 137 0 137
1916 120 0 120
1917 143 0 143
1918 162 0 162
1919 129 0 129
1920 135 0 135
1921 142 0 142
1922 162 0 162
1923 118 0 118
1924 105 0 105
1925 103 0 103
1926 94 0 94
1927 99 0 99
1928 73 0 73
1929 79 0 79
1930 101 0 101
1931 73 0 73
1932 66 0 66
1933 74 0 74
1934 73 0 73
1935 80 0 80
1936 80 0 80
1937 70 0 70
1938 84 0 84
1939 75 0 75
1940 73 0 73
1941 84 0 84
1942 65 0 65
1943 90 0 90
1944 82 0 82
1945 82 0 82
1946 107 0 107
1947 112 0 112
1948 123 0 123
1949 146 0 146
1950 142 0 142
1951 176 5 171
1952 177 0 177
1953 187 0 187
1954 162 0 162
1955 189 0 189
1956 198 0 198
1957 180 0 180
1958 227 0 227
1959 218 0 218
1960 232 0 232
1961 233 0 233
1962 230 0 230
1963 223 0 223
1964 242 0 242
1965 260 0 260
1966 292 0 292
1967 277 6 271
1968 334 0 334
1969 358 0 358
1970 423 0 423
1971 475 5 470
1972 492 6 486
1973 481 7 474
1974 528 0 528
1975 539 9 530
1976 570 5 565
1977 638 8 630
1978 598 8 590
1979 701 14 687
1980 679 16 663
1981 604 10 594
1982 644 8 636
1983 597 7 590
1984 599 10 589
1985 598 0 598
1986 616 0 616
1987 621 7 614
1988 665 11 654
1989 759 0 759
1990 807 15 792
1991 869 21 848
1992 935 33 902
1993 931 19 912
1994 993 34 959
1995 1,006 32 974
1996 1,088 24 1,064
1997 1,190 23 1,167
1998 1,324 46 1,278
1999 1,305 36 1,269
2000 1,422 38 1,384
2001 1,377 37 1,340
2002 1,328 31 1,297
2003 1,398 32 1,366
2004 1,665 32 1,633
2005 1,694 40 1,654
2006 1,956 33 1,923
2007 1,993 58 1,935
2008 1,876 49 1,827
2009 1,809 33 1,776
2010 1,664 39 1,625
2011 1,644 36 1,608
2012 1,479 33 1,446
2013 1,514 46 1,468
2014 1,586 58 1,528
2015 1,622 59 1,563

Want to know about the popularity of the Israel baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 57,316 babies born with the name Israel in the United States. That's more than enough Israels to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 17 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Israel" was in 2007 with a total of 1,935 babies. (That's a lot of baby Israels)

According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Israel" ranks #96 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 28 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 2010. Across the entire United States a total of 1,664 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Israel popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Israel in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess one of the most popular Oregon names? Also check out our name lists to see which names are the most popular in each region of the country.

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Israel

The name "Israel" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Wrestled with God". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Lee Strasberg

Lee Strasberg is an actor, director, and acting teacher with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1925 to 1981. Lee was born in 1901 as Israel Strassberg in Budzanow, Austria-Hungary.

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Ira Gershwin

Ira Gershwin is a lyricist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Ira was born in 1896 as Israel Gershowitz in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Ulu Grosbard

Ulu Grosbard is a film director, film producer, and theatre director. Ulu was born in 1929 as Israel Grosbard in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Israel

Israel Houghton
Israel Bonds
Israel Dillard
Israel Keyes
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Israel News
Israel Palestine
Israel Hayom
Israel Population
Israel Map

Alternative Meanings

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

S is for sensitive, another side shows.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

L is for love, everlasting.

Your name in reverse order is "Learsi". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Asierl". 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 Israel born Mar 7, 1998

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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 Borneo approximately on 1175. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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