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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Yankel

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Alt. Meaning

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

A is for adorable, how precious

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

K is for kid, the child within.

E is for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

Notable Persons Named Yankel

Yankel Talmud was a religious jewish music musician. Yankel was given the name Yaakov Dov Talmud on December 18th, 1885 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire. He passed away in 1965.


Yankel Feather was an artist and painter. Yankel was born on June 21st, 1920 in Liverpool. He died on April 18th, 2009.


Fun Facts about the name Yankel

  • How Popular is the name Yankel? Yankel is the 89,608th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yankel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Yankel in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yankel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2016 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yankel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yankel is Tuesday, August 15th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Yankel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yankel was in 2016 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Yankel: Your name in reverse order is Leknay. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leanyk. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Yankel born Mar 15, 2003

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 Mongolia approximately on 1825. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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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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