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Joel

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13k Joelle (French)
4k Joella (Hebrew)
2k Joely (English)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 41 0 41
1881 57 0 57
1882 54 0 54
1883 51 0 51
1884 56 0 56
1885 56 0 56
1886 49 0 49
1887 48 0 48
1888 48 0 48
1889 37 0 37
1890 37 0 37
1891 31 0 31
1892 39 0 39
1893 52 0 52
1894 44 0 44
1895 37 0 37
1896 37 0 37
1897 31 0 31
1898 48 0 48
1899 37 0 37
1900 35 0 35
1901 34 0 34
1902 38 0 38
1903 32 0 32
1904 43 0 43
1905 48 0 48
1906 49 0 49
1907 54 0 54
1908 45 0 45
1909 50 0 50
1910 55 0 55
1911 59 0 59
1912 134 5 129
1913 167 0 167
1914 200 0 200
1915 278 6 272
1916 289 7 282
1917 314 6 308
1918 357 9 348
1919 367 9 358
1920 346 0 346
1921 407 12 395
1922 380 12 368
1923 361 12 349
1924 389 13 376
1925 395 16 379
1926 389 10 379
1927 403 11 392
1928 426 11 415
1929 434 14 420
1930 471 16 455
1931 487 10 477
1932 638 14 624
1933 679 13 666
1934 837 22 815
1935 949 30 919
1936 1,092 32 1,060
1937 1,142 26 1,116
1938 1,279 20 1,259
1939 1,320 24 1,296
1940 1,302 24 1,278
1941 1,355 17 1,338
1942 1,620 25 1,595
1943 1,774 29 1,745
1944 1,736 22 1,714
1945 1,623 24 1,599
1946 2,022 24 1,998
1947 2,174 30 2,144
1948 2,049 25 2,024
1949 2,001 14 1,987
1950 2,073 27 2,046
1951 2,173 14 2,159
1952 2,257 26 2,231
1953 2,321 22 2,299
1954 2,623 30 2,593
1955 2,824 24 2,800
1956 3,461 23 3,438
1957 3,624 26 3,598
1958 3,251 30 3,221
1959 3,476 15 3,461
1960 3,734 23 3,711
1961 3,537 25 3,512
1962 3,324 20 3,304
1963 3,254 19 3,235
1964 3,161 22 3,139
1965 2,897 37 2,860
1966 3,331 102 3,229
1967 3,550 72 3,478 #90 boy name
1968 3,754 69 3,685 #80 boy name
1969 3,756 75 3,681 #80 boy name
1970 3,886 43 3,843 #82 boy name
1971 3,546 47 3,499 #86 boy name
1972 3,572 42 3,530 #78 boy name
1973 3,599 27 3,572 #73 boy name
1974 3,546 52 3,494 #75 boy name
1975 3,773 41 3,732 #74 boy name
1976 3,759 34 3,725 #72 boy name
1977 3,870 47 3,823 #73 boy name
1978 3,853 43 3,810 #74 boy name
1979 4,252 40 4,212 #71 boy name
1980 4,616 47 4,569 #67 boy name
1981 4,587 46 4,541 #66 boy name
1982 4,482 40 4,442 #69 boy name
1983 4,395 49 4,346 #67 boy name
1984 4,566 44 4,522 #66 boy name
1985 4,662 38 4,624 #67 boy name
1986 4,554 49 4,505 #72 boy name
1987 4,170 35 4,135 #75 boy name
1988 3,977 42 3,935 #85 boy name
1989 3,962 24 3,938 #88 boy name
1990 4,035 37 3,998 #95 boy name
1991 3,798 39 3,759 #100 boy name
1992 3,686 24 3,662 #100 boy name
1993 3,586 29 3,557
1994 3,390 24 3,366
1995 3,126 25 3,101
1996 3,026 23 3,003
1997 3,007 19 2,988
1998 3,185 15 3,170
1999 3,202 17 3,185
2000 3,392 15 3,377
2001 3,180 15 3,165
2002 3,199 15 3,184
2003 3,253 10 3,243
2004 3,244 12 3,232
2005 3,283 13 3,270
2006 3,466 14 3,452
2007 3,429 10 3,419
2008 3,745 9 3,736
2009 3,562 5 3,557
2010 3,067 9 3,058
2011 3,063 13 3,050
2012 2,770 0 2,770
2013 2,720 0 2,720
2014 2,667 11 2,656
2015 2,588 5 2,583

Want to know about the popularity of the Joel baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 262,695 babies born with the name Joel in the United States. That's more than enough Joels to occupy the territory of New Caledonia (France) with an estimated population of 259,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 41 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Joel" was in 1985 with a total of 4,624 babies. (That's a lot of baby Joels)

According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Joel" ranks #90 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 79 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1988. Across the entire United States a total of 3,977 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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Joel

The name "Joel" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "God Will be Willing". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Joel Kinnaman

Joel Kinnaman is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Joel was born in 1979 as Charles Joel Nordstrom in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton is an actor, film director, film producer, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Joel was born in 1974 in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia.

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Joel Madden

Joel Madden is a musician, vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist specializing in pop punk, punk rock, alternative rock, and pop rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Joel was born in 1979 as Joel Rueben Combs.

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Joel Grey

Joel Grey is an actor, dancer, singer, and photographer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1951 to present. Joel was born in 1932 as Joel David Katz in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

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Joel Schumacher

Joel Schumacher is a director, screenwriter, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1972 to present. Joel was born in 1939 as Joel T. Schumacher in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Joel McCrea

Joel was born in 1905 as Joel Albert McCrea in South Pasadena, California, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Joel

Joel Campbell
Joel Osteen
Joel Ward
Joel Embiid
Joel Mchale
Joel Rifkin

Alternative Meanings

J is for jubilant, the upbeat you!

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

L is for little, the little things you do.

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

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Past life for Joel born Jan 23, 1942

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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 Northern Canada approximately on 1000. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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