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31k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Jamal

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Handsome
  • #1304 All Time
Girls
Boys
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8k Jamaal (Arabic)
3k Jameel (Arabic)
1k Jamall (Arabic)
1k Jahmal (Arabic)
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< 1k Jamile (Arabic)
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How popular is the name "Jamal" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1946606
1947505
1950606
1951606
1952606
1953606
1956707
195715015
195818018
195928028
196021021
196124024
196225025
196326026
196423023
196522022
196646937
196741041
196895788
19692626256
19702929283
19714195414
197244411433
19734257418
19744679458
19754788470
197656615551
19775907583
197856310553
197954114527
198059313580
19815318523
198257714563
19834748466
198452610516
19856257618
198681711806
19879968988
19881,032141,018
19891,11391,104
19901,123121,111
19911,11101,111
19921,20171,194
19931,25381,245
19941,23001,230
19951,06571,058
19969947987
19978340834
19986890689
19998036797
20007250725
20017850785
20027260726
20036540654
20045880588
20055530553
20065140514
20074820482
20084560456
20094100410
20104040404
20113480348
20123450345
20132990299
20143050305

Want to know about the populiarty of Jamal? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 30,654 babies born with the name Jamal in the United States. That's more than enough Jamals to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1946 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jamal" was in 1993 with a total of 1,245 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jamals)

According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jamal" ranks #69 in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 26 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1978. Across the entire United States a total of 563 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Jamal" mean?

Jamal (Arabic): Handsome

The name "Jamal" is of Arabic origin and it means "Handsome". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 2 other names that are similar to this one.

J is for jewel, the sparkle in your eye.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

L is for love, your love of life!

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

Where is the name Jamal popular?



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

Celebrities named Jamal

Jamal Lewis

Jamal Lewis is a NFL player. Jamal was born in 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jamal Mixon

Jamal Mixon is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1996 to present. Jamal was born in 1983.

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Jamal Mashburn

Jamal Mashburn is a basketball biography. Jamal was born in 1972 in New York City, New York.

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Jamal Anderson

Jamal Anderson is a NFL player. Jamal was born in 1972 in Newark, New Jersey.

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Past life for Jamal born Mar 27, 1984

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 Southern New Zealand approximately on 1425. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

Name poster for Jamal

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