Ishmael

Colors Related to this Name: Blue, Gray

Qualities Related to this Name: Pratical, Dependable

Popularity: This is a popular name in the US. Ranking #1386 in 2013 and #1283 in 2014.

Famous People

Ishmael Reed (Writer)

Meaning

In English

Origin: From Hebrew יִשְׁמָעֵאל ‎(yishma'él (yišmāʿēl), “God hears, God will hear”).

Meaning(s):

-(Abrahamic religions) The eldest son of Abraham and his wife's handmaiden Hagar who were cast out after the birth of Isaac; traditionally the ancestor of the Arabs via the Ishmaelites.

-( male name -comes from the Hebrew language-).