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Gender: M Meaning of Israel: "he who struggles with God" Origin of Israel: Hebrew Israel's Popularity in 2013: #245

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Though it was used by the Puritans in the sixteenth century, the founding of the modern Jewish state in 1948 transformed Israel from a traditional favorite into an icon of Judaism,. Still, it was given to about one thousand four hundred baby boys born in the U. S. in the last year counted., well used in both the Jewish and Latino communities.

In the Bible, Israel was the name bestowed by God upon Jacob after he wrestled with an angel.

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Famous People Named Israel

Bible: Name given to Jacob when he wrestled with God
Israel Houghton, American gospel musician
Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War general
Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole, Hawaiian musician
Rafaella Israel Mosberg, daughter of actress Jemima Kirke
Israel Dagg, New Zealand rugby player.
Israel Arvizu, son of "Korn" bassist Reginald Arvizu
Israel Folau, Australian Rugby Union player

Pop Culture References for the Name Israel

Israel, nation in the Middle East

Issy, Izrael, Izzy, Yisrael

Israel's International Variations

Israil (Russian) Ysrael, Isareal, Isra, Isreal, Israh (Spanish) Iser, Sroel, Issur (Yiddish)