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Gender: Female Pronunciation: yah-el Meaning of Jael: "mountain goat" Origin of Jael: Hebrew

The name Jael is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "mountain goat". Jael and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".

From the experts:

This attractive Old Testament option is the name of a place in northern Israel.

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Famous People Named Jael

Jael, Biblical"tent-dwelling woman" who killed Sisera, commander of an opposing army, by driving a tent peg through his temple while he slept
Jael de Pardo, American actress and TV personality (pronounced jy-ell)
Jael Strauss, American model from Cycle 8 of "America's Next Top Model" (pron. jay-ell)
Jael Otieno, Kenyan mother of U.S. President Barack Obama's half-brother, George Obama
Jaël (born Rahel Krebs), Swiss singer-songwriter of band Lunik
Jael Uribe (Elizabeth Medina), Dominican poet

Pop Culture References for the name Jael

Jael Drew (née Trude), character from Storm Jameson's "The Pitiful Wife"
Jael Dence, character in "Put Yourself in His Place" (1870) by Charles Reade
Jael (born Alice Jael Reasoner), assassin in Joanna Russ' "The Female Man"

Jayil, Yael, Jayel, Jaelle


JaceHerondale Says:


I like this but I think I would pronounce it differently.

Guest Says:


if only it didn't sound like jail sometimes...