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Gender: Male Meaning of Jubal: "ram's horn" Origin of Jubal: Latin

The name Jubal is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "ram's horn". Jubal and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

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This unusual name might be a possibility for musical families: Jubal was credited in Genesis with the invention of the lyre, flute, harp, and organ. It also has a jubilant feel through its sound and meaning, and has had some southern popularity via Confederate general Jubal Anderson Early. George Eliot wrote a poem called The Legend of Jubal.

There have been a few Jubals in contemporary culture as well: Jubal Harshaw in Robert A. Heinlein's sci-fi classic Stranger in a Strange Land and Jubal Early in Joss Whedon's TV cult favorite,Firefly.

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Famous People Named Jubal

Jubal Palmer, brother of American actress Winona Ryder
Jubal Early, lawyer and Confederate general in the American Civil War under Stonewall Jackson
Jubal Fresh, standup comedian, a Marconi Award winning radio host, television personality, and comedy writer

Pop Culture References for the name Jubal

Jubal-1956 Western starring Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine and Rod Steiger
Jubal Sackett, title character of one of American Western author Louis L'Amour's most famous novels.
Jubal Early, character of sci-fi series Firefly