Name Ishmael Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Ishmael


Ishmael is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Ishmael?

Ishmael derived from the Hebrew name Yishma’el (יִשְׁמָעֵאל). Ishmael is a figure in the Tanakh and the Quran and was the first son of Abraham and the handmaiden Hagar.

What does the name Ishmael mean?

The name Ishmael means “God will hear” (from Hebrew “‘shamá/שָׁמַע” = to hear/to listen + “el/אֵל” = God).

Pronunciation of Ishmael

Variants of the name Ishmael

Ismael Ismaël

Popularity of the name Ishmael

The name Ishmael is ranked #7956 overall.

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