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Jamal

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Handsome
  • #1319 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Jamal in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1946 6 0 6
1947 5 0 5
1950 6 0 6
1951 6 0 6
1952 6 0 6
1953 6 0 6
1956 7 0 7
1957 15 0 15
1958 18 0 18
1959 28 0 28
1960 21 0 21
1961 23 0 23
1962 25 0 25
1963 26 0 26
1964 23 0 23
1965 22 0 22
1966 46 9 37
1967 40 0 40
1968 95 7 88
1969 262 6 256
1970 292 9 283
1971 419 5 414
1972 444 11 433
1973 425 7 418
1974 467 9 458
1975 478 8 470
1976 566 15 551
1977 590 7 583
1978 563 10 553
1979 541 14 527
1980 593 13 580
1981 531 8 523
1982 577 14 563
1983 474 8 466
1984 526 10 516
1985 625 7 618
1986 818 11 807
1987 996 8 988
1988 1,032 14 1,018
1989 1,113 9 1,104
1990 1,123 12 1,111
1991 1,111 0 1,111
1992 1,202 7 1,195
1993 1,253 8 1,245
1994 1,230 0 1,230
1995 1,065 7 1,058
1996 994 7 987
1997 834 0 834
1998 689 0 689
1999 804 6 798
2000 725 0 725
2001 785 0 785
2002 726 0 726
2003 654 0 654
2004 588 0 588
2005 553 0 553
2006 514 0 514
2007 482 0 482
2008 456 0 456
2009 410 0 410
2010 406 0 406
2011 348 0 348
2012 345 0 345
2013 300 0 300
2014 305 0 305
2015 328 0 328

Want to know about the popularity of the Jamal baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 30,986 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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jamal" ranks #83 in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 15 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 2001. Across the entire United States a total of 785 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 "Jamal" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jamal as well as things modernly associated with the name Jamal such as celebrities named Jamal.

Origin and Meaning of Jamal

The name "Jamal" is of Arabic origin, and it means "Handsome". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Jamal Lewis

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

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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 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 Anderson

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

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Other Inspirations for the Name Jamal

Jamal Adeen Thomas
Jamal Empire
Jamal Woolard
Jamal Bryant
Jamal Crawford
Jamal Murray

Alternative Meanings

J is for jubilant, the upbeat you!

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

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

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

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

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Past life for Jamal born Jan 23, 1985

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 Central Africa approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

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. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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