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Joel - Letter J - Boy Baby Names

In our Joel boy name guide we feature name meaning, origin and other useful facts.

  • Joel
  • Meaning: God Is Willing
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Gender: Boy
  • Statistics: Since 1880, there have been roughly 252,093 boys given the name Joel. That is approximately 0.15% of the recorded babies born in the united states. The name Joel is most popular in California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Illinois.
  • Similar sounding names: Jael, Jaleel, Jewel, Jewell, Joel, Jule, Julia, Julio
  • Popularity of Joel:
    YearRankTotal 2012 145 2,745 2011 133 3,037 2010 132 3,055 2009 115 3,555 2008 113 3,731 2007 123 3,417 2006 123 3,451 2005 123 3,267 2004 124 3,231 2003 124 3,239 2002 122 3,184