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Gender: M Meaning of Joel: "Jehovah is his God" Origin of Joel: Hebrew Joel's Popularity in 2013: #144

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Parents a half-century ago tried to jazz up and formalize old standby Joe by reviving this Old Testament prophet name, but at this point we're back to basics and Joe sounds much more honest and straightforward.

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Famous People Named Joel

Joel Rueben Madden, American musician
Joel Edward McHale, American actor and comedian
Joel Gordon Hodgson, American writer and actor
Joel Albert McCrea, American actor
Joel Grey, American actor
Joel Carver Whitburn, American author
Joel Coen, American filmmaker; brother of Ethan Coen
Joel Schumacher, American film director
Joel Silver, American film producer
Joel Reinders, American football player
Joel Dreessen, American football player
Joel Zimmerman, Canadian house music producer (deadmau5)
Joel Kevin Gosselin (b. 2004), son of Jon & Kate Gosselin
Billy Joel, American singer/songwriter
Joel Kinnaman (born Charles Joel Nordstrom), Swedish/American actor
Joel Garland, American actor
Joel Osteen, American Prosperity "health & wealth" Teacher

Pop Culture References for the Name Joel

Joel Robinson, character of Mystery Science Theatre 3000
Joel Graham, character on the U.S. show "Parenthood"
Joel Fleischman, character on the U.S. show "Northern Exposure"
Joel Cairo, character in "The Maltese Falcon"
Joel Harrison Knox, unloved 13-year-old boy, central character in "Other Voices, Other Rooms" (1948) by Truman Capote
Joel Barish, Jim Carrey's character from film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
Joel Miller, character in the video game "The Last of Us"


Joel's International Variations

Jöel (French) Yoel (Hebrew)