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Gender: Male Pronunciation: juh-MAHL Meaning of Jamal: "beauty" Origin of Jamal: Arabic Jamal's Popularity in 2017: #759

The name Jamal is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "beauty". Jamal is ranked #759 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Handsome Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (BOYS)".

From the experts:

Jamal is an Arabic boys’ name meaning "beauty." Jamal and its variants are popular in the Muslim community, although Jamal’s popularity within the US has decreased in recent years.

Jamal has been used for at least one memorable character: the young hero of the 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire. Other variations are the Bosnian Džemal (prn: Jemal) and Egyptian Gamal.

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Famous People Named Jamal

Jamal Charles, American NFL football player
Jamal Dasuki Idris, Australian Rugby League football player
Jamal (Phillips), American rapper
Jamal Bush aka Rock, American rapper
Jamal Lafitte Lewis, American NFL football player
Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani, Iranian political activist & Islamic ideologist
(Aaron) Jamal Crawford, American basketball player
Jamal Abro, Pakistani Sindhi writer
Jamal Khwaja, Indian philosopher
Jamal Woolard, American actor, rapper & comedian
Jamal Nebez, Kurdish linguist, mathematician & writer
Jamal Mashburn, American basketball player
Jamal Aziz Othman, Swiss figure skater

Pop Culture References for the name Jamal

Jamal Malik, main character in film "Slumdog Millionaire"
Jamal Lyon, character on TV's "Empire"
Jamal Wallace, character in film "Finding Forrester"

Jamal's International Variations

Gamal (Arabic) Cemal (Turkish)