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Jamel

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1950 5 0 5
1956 5 0 5
1959 5 0 5
1960 5 0 5
1961 13 5 8
1962 6 0 6
1963 8 0 8
1964 14 5 9
1965 8 0 8
1966 15 5 10
1967 22 9 13
1968 25 5 20
1969 60 13 47
1970 51 14 37
1971 88 10 78
1972 109 16 93
1973 149 13 136
1974 159 8 151
1975 200 15 185
1976 245 14 231
1977 246 11 235
1978 308 14 294
1979 290 17 273
1980 294 18 276
1981 246 8 238
1982 296 14 282
1983 331 12 319
1984 299 12 287
1985 316 13 303
1986 344 16 328
1987 342 12 330
1988 374 13 361
1989 351 5 346
1990 370 11 359
1991 358 13 345
1992 314 7 307
1993 295 8 287
1994 306 5 301
1995 236 9 227
1996 252 5 247
1997 208 7 201
1998 214 0 214
1999 237 0 237
2000 201 0 201
2001 191 0 191
2002 218 0 218
2003 204 5 199
2004 182 0 182
2005 207 0 207
2006 194 0 194
2007 204 0 204
2008 182 0 182
2009 204 0 204
2010 178 0 178
2011 149 0 149
2012 140 0 140
2013 138 0 138
2014 103 0 103
2015 119 0 119

Fun Facts about the name Jamel

  • How many people with the first name Jamel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,833 babies born with the first name Jamel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jamel to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jamel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1950 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jamel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jamel is Wednesday, April 19th, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Jamel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jamel was in 1988 with a total of 361 babies.
  • Random Jamel Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jamel is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 23 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Jamel: Your name in reverse order is Lemaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lajem. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jamel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 145 people with the last name Jamel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jamel? Jamel is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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Popularity of Jamel as a first name

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Popularity of Jamel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jamel U.S.
  White 58.62% 64.26%
  African American 17.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jamel

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

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Origin and Meaning of Jamel

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

Notable Persons With the Name Jamel

Jamel Debbouze

Jamel Debbouze is an actor, comedian, producer, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He was most active from 1992 to present. Jamel was born on June 18th, 1975 in Paris, France.

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Jamel McLean

Jamel McLean is a basketball player for the EA7 Emporio Armani Milano, Leuven Bears, BC Oostende, Telekom Baskets Bonn, Alba Berlin, and Olimpia Milano in the Serie A and Euroleague. His ongoing career started in 2011. Jamel was born on April 18th, 1988 in Brooklyn.

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Jamel Saihi

Jamel Saihi is a soccer player for the Montpellier HSC and Tunisia national football team. Jamel was born on January 21st, 1987 in Montpellier.

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Jamel Herring

Jamel Herring is a leading individual. Jamel was born on October 30th, 1985 in Rockville Centre, New York, U.S.

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Jamel Shabazz

Jamel Shabazz is a famous somebody.

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Jamel Thomas

Jamel Thomas is a basketball player for the Quad City Thunder, Memphis Houn'Dawgs, Lauretana Biella, Apollon Patras, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix Eclipse, Teramo Basket, and Panellinios B.C.He was most prominent from 1999 to 2009. Jamel was born on July 19th, 1976 in New York City.

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  • Jamel Richardson
    (athlete)
  • Jamel Curtis Holley
    (Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 20th Legislative District)
  • Jamel Aït Ben Idir
    (soccer player)
  • Jamel White
    (football player)
  • Jamel Chatbi
    (influential individual)

What does the name Jamel mean?

Jis for jewel, the sparkle in your eye.

Ais for articulate, a regular wordsmith

Mis for mild, your mild and gentle way.

Eis for electric, a sparkling trait!

Lis for listen, one of your best traits.

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