First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

How to Pronounce Azrael

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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Azrael mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Azrael

"Azrael" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "God is my help". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.


From Latin Azrahel, from Ancient Greek Ἀζαραήλ (Azaraḗl), from Biblical Hebrew עֲזַרְאֵל (ʿăzarʾēl), possibly via Aramaic (compare Classical Syriac ܥܲܙܪܵܐܹܝܠ (ʿazrāʾēl)).

  1. The angel of death to Catholic and Orthodox Christians, and to Muslims

Azrael was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Azrael

Azrael is a comics character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Azrael

Azrael is a comics character.


Abu Azrael is a famed human.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1994 5 0 5
1996 5 0 5
1998 7 0 7
2000 11 0 11
2001 17 8 9
2002 17 0 17
2003 16 0 16
2004 22 10 12
2005 18 0 18
2006 34 8 26
2007 29 7 22
2008 43 7 36
2009 33 5 28
2010 44 10 34
2011 48 8 40
2012 56 13 43
2013 79 13 66
2014 72 17 55
2015 76 13 63
2016 129 16 113

Where is the name Azrael popular?

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Popularity of Azrael as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Azrael

  • How Popular is the name Azrael? Azrael is the 12,345th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Azrael have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 761 babies born with the first name Azrael in the United States. That's more than enough people named Azrael to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Azrael? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Azrael first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Azrael is Saturday, March 10th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Azrael born? The highest recorded use of the first name Azrael was in 2016 with a total of 113 babies.
  • Random Azrael Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Azrael is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Azrael: Your name in reverse order is Learza. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Zalrae. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.