"Jehovah is his God"

Joel Origin and Meaning

The name Joel is boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "Jehovah is his God".
In the Old Testament, Joel was one of King David's 'mighty men' and the name was taken up by the Puritans of the sixteenth century. In the mid 1960s, Joel entered the Top 100, and stayed there for about twenty years, as parents tried to jazz up and formalize old standby Joe by reviving this biblical name.

Current notable bearers include entertainer Joel Grey, half of the filmmaking Coen brothers, musician Joel Madden, and TV's Joel McHale. Joel Chandler Harris created Uncle Remus.
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Joel Popularity

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Famous People Named Joel

  • Joelof the tribe of Reuben (1 Chr. 5:4)
  • Joelprince of the tribe of Simeon (1 Chr. 4:35)
  • Joelthe chief of the children of Gad (1 Chr. 5:12)
  • Joelbrother of Michael, Obadiah, and Ishiah; of the tribe of Issachar (1 Chr. 7:3)
  • Joelfather of Elkanah; son of Azariah; of the tribe of Levi (1 Chr. 6:36)
  • Joelthe prophet Samuel's son (1 Sam. 8:2)
  • Joelfather of the singer Heman; son of Shemuel; of the House of Kohath (1 Chr. 6:33)
  • Joelchief of the sons of Gershom (1 Chr. 15:7)
  • Joelvaliant man in King David's armies; brother of Nathan (1 Chr. 11:38)
  • Joelminor prophet in the Old Testament
  • JoelLevite in King Hezekiah's reign; son of Azariah (2 Chr. 29:12)
  • Joelof the sons of Nebo (Ezra 10:43)
  • Joelson of Zichri; governor of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 11:9)
  • Joel Rueben MaddenAmerican singer and actor
  • Joel Edward McHaleAmerican actor and comedian
  • Joel SmallboneAustralian,american Christian singer, songwriter and actor
  • Joel Gordon HodgsonAmerican writer and comedian
  • Joel Albert McCreaAmerican actor
  • Joel GreyAmerican actor, singer, and dancer
  • Joel Carver WhitburnAmerican author and historian
  • Joel CoenAmerican film producer
  • Joel T. SchumacherAmerican director and producer
  • Joel SilverAmerican film producer
  • Joel ReindersCanadian football player
  • Joel Clifford DreessenAmerican football player
  • Joel Thomas ZimmermanCanadian progressive,house music DJ and performer
  • Joel Kevin Gosselinson of American TV personalities Jon & Kate Gosselin
  • Joel Kinnaman (born Charles Joel Nordström)Swedish,American actor
  • Joel GarlandAmerican actor
  • Joel Scott OsteenAmerican preacher, televangelist, and author
  • Joel PlaskettCanadian musician
  • Billy Joelsinger
  • Joel Fletcher Charles Birchvocalist for Australian band The Amity Affliction
  • Joel DommettEnglish comedian and presenter of 'The Masked Singer UK'

Joel in Pop Culture

  • Joeltwenty,ninth book in the Bible
  • Joel Robinsoncharacter on TV's "Mystery Science Theatre 3000"
  • Joel Grahamcharacter on TV's "Parenthood"
  • Joel Fleischmancharacter on TV's "Northern Exposure"
  • Joel Cairocharacter in film "The Maltese Falcon"
  • Joel Harrison Knoxunloved 13,year,old boy in "Other Voices, Other Rooms" (1948) by Truman Capote
  • Joelcharacter in the Pegasus Series by Kate O'Hearn
  • Joel Barishcharacter in film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
  • Joel Millercharacter in video game "The Last of Us"