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Gender: Male Meaning of Azrael: "help of God" Origin of Azrael: Hebrew, variation of Azriel

The name Azrael is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "help of God". Azrael and is often added to lists like Mystical Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

This is the name of Angel of Death in Jewish and Muslim tradition, not a great start for an innocent child -- or a great role model for a teenager.

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Famous People Named Azrael

Abu Azrael, nom de guerre of Ayyub Faleh al-Rubaie, Iraqi Shi'a fighting ISIL

Pop Culture References for the name Azrael

"Asrael," opera by Alberto Franchetti, Based on the old Flemish legend, Asrael falls in love with another angel called Nefta, loses her, and finally is reunited with her in Heaven
Azrael, the death of the universe in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series
Azrael, character in DC Comics
Commander Azrael, character in tabletop game "Warhammer 40,000"
Muruta Azrael, villain in anime "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED"
Azrael, character in film "Dogma"
Rabbi Azrael, a main character in "The Dybbuk" by S. Ansky
Azrael, cat in The Smurfs series