Ismael

First Name
34k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ismael

"Ismael" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "God will hear". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Ismael

Ismael Zambada García is a leader of sinaloa cartel and sinaloa cartel.

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Ismaël Bennacer is a soccer player for the Arsenal F.C., AC Arles-Avignon, France national under-18 football team, and France national under-19 football team. Ismaël was born on December 1st, 1997 in Arles, France.

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Ishmael Beah is an author, unicef goodwill ambassador for children affected by war, human rights activist, former child soldier, unicef, human rights activists, and military use of children. Ishmael was given the name Ismael Beah on November 23rd, 1980 in Mogbwemo, Bonthe District, Sierra Leone.

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Ismael was born on July 12th, 1985 in Rotterdam.

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Ismael Rivera was a salsa, boogaloo, puerto rican music, cuban music, music of puerto rico, and music of cuba singer-songwriter. He plays Percussion instrument. He was most prominent from 1948 to 1987. Ismael was given the name ismael on October 5th, 1931 in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ismael is also known as Maelo" and El Sonero Mayor". He breathed his last breath on May 13th, 1987.

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Ismael Sosa is a soccer player for the Club Universidad Nacional, Club Atlético Independiente, San Martín de San Juan, Argentinos Juniors, Gaziantepspor, Club Deportivo Universidad Católica, and Argentina national under-20 football team. Ismael was born on January 18th, 1987 in San Martín, Buenos Aires.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ismael

Valérien Ismaël is a soccer player for the VfL Wolfsburg, RC Strasbourg Alsace, Crystal Palace F.C., RC Lens, SV Werder Bremen, FC Bayern Munich, FC Bayern Munich II, and Hannover 96. Valérien was born on September 28th, 1975 in Strasbourg, France.

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Ismael Rivera was a salsa, boogaloo, puerto rican music, cuban music, music of puerto rico, and music of cuba singer-songwriter. He plays Percussion instrument. He was most prominent from 1948 to 1987. Ismael was given the name ismael on October 5th, 1931 in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ismael is also known as Maelo" and El Sonero Mayor". He breathed his last breath on May 13th, 1987.

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Ali was born on December 28th, 1922. He breathed his last breath on June 16th, 1974.

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Ismael is a soccer player for the Deportivo Rayo Cantabria, Racing de Santander, Racing de Santander B, Terrassa FC, Real Oviedo, Benidorm CF, Spain national under-18 football team, Spain national under-20 football team, and Spain national under-21 football team. Ismael was born on July 7th, 1977 in Santander, Spain. Ismael is also known as Ismael.

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Juan Ismael was a in the fields of painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. Juan was born on December 19th, 1907 in La Oliva. He left this life on August 24th, 1981.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1903 5 0 5
1911 7 0 7
1912 8 0 8
1913 15 0 15
1914 15 0 15
1915 6 0 6
1916 10 0 10
1917 20 0 20
1918 13 0 13
1919 20 0 20
1920 23 0 23
1921 28 0 28
1922 27 0 27
1923 37 0 37
1924 28 0 28
1925 41 0 41
1926 43 0 43
1927 43 0 43
1928 52 0 52
1929 57 0 57
1930 75 0 75
1931 76 0 76
1932 57 0 57
1933 68 0 68
1934 39 0 39
1935 53 0 53
1936 39 0 39
1937 49 0 49
1938 58 0 58
1939 54 0 54
1940 40 0 40
1941 59 0 59
1942 65 0 65
1943 49 0 49
1944 79 0 79
1945 79 0 79
1946 96 0 96
1947 104 0 104
1948 116 0 116
1949 129 0 129
1950 131 0 131
1951 138 0 138
1952 146 0 146
1953 162 0 162
1954 163 0 163
1955 160 0 160
1956 203 0 203
1957 191 0 191
1958 191 0 191
1959 197 0 197
1960 210 0 210
1961 179 0 179
1962 233 0 233
1963 214 0 214
1964 219 0 219
1965 200 0 200
1966 233 0 233
1967 220 0 220
1968 253 0 253
1969 248 0 248
1970 301 0 301
1971 289 0 289
1972 280 0 280
1973 279 0 279
1974 364 0 364
1975 306 0 306
1976 353 5 348
1977 326 0 326
1978 344 6 338
1979 419 0 419
1980 386 0 386
1981 405 0 405
1982 441 6 435
1983 431 7 424
1984 380 0 380
1985 415 0 415
1986 445 0 445
1987 434 0 434
1988 474 0 474
1989 459 6 453
1990 557 0 557
1991 615 0 615
1992 600 0 600
1993 643 6 637
1994 650 8 642
1995 716 0 716
1996 779 7 772
1997 658 0 658
1998 744 0 744
1999 791 6 785
2000 808 5 803
2001 866 0 866
2002 809 0 809
2003 871 0 871
2004 911 6 905
2005 903 5 898
2006 988 0 988
2007 978 0 978
2008 935 0 935
2009 863 0 863
2010 823 0 823
2011 788 0 788
2012 776 0 776
2013 743 0 743
2014 807 0 807
2015 769 0 769
2016 791 0 791

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Popularity of Ismael as a first name

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Popularity of Ismael as a last name

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Common last names for Ismael

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  • Martinez
  • Santiago
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  • Diaz
  • Reyes
  • Morales
  • Colon
  • Ramirez
  • Vargas

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ismael U.S.
  White 27.08% 64.26%
  African American 32.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 15.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 16.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ismael

People with the last name Ismael are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Ismael

  • How Popular is the name Ismael? Ismael is the 1,252nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Ismael was the 24,665th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ismael have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34,486 babies born with the first name Ismael in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ismael to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ismael? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1903 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ismael first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ismael is Sunday, July 30th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Ismael born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ismael was in 2006 with a total of 988 babies.
  • Random Ismael Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ismael ranks 70th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 6 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Ismael: Your name in reverse order is Leamsi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lmieas. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ismael? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,012 people with the last name Ismael.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ismael? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ismael as their last name since less than 1 person in 294k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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