Israel

Colors Related to this Name: Yellow, Orange and Gold

Qualities Related to this Name: Born Leader, Determined

Popularity: This is a very popular name in the US. Ranking #245 in 2013 and #240 in 2014.

Famous People

Israel Broussard (Movie Actor), Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (Singer), Israel Alter (Singer)

Meaning

In English

Origin: From Middle English Israel, from Old English, borrowed from Latin Israel, from Ancient Greek Ἰσραήλ ‎(Israḗl), from Hebrew יִשְׂרָאֵל ‎(yisra'él, “Israel”)[1][2]. In the Bible, it is said to be from the name יִשְׂרֶה אֵל ‎(yisré 'él) given to Jacob in Genesis 32:29, after which his descendants came to be known as Israelites and their land as the "kingdom/land of Israel". The personal name, already attested in Eblaite and Ugaritic texts,[3] has been variously translated as "he wrestles with God", "he prevails with God",[4] or "God rules" (possibly from the same root ש־ר־ה/ש־ר־ר as שָׂרָה ‎(“Sarah”)).[5]

Meaning(s):

-The Jews, taken collectively.

-The Land of Israel, a region that is roughly coextensive with the State of Israel.

-The State of Israel, a modern country in the Middle East, at the eastern shore of the Mediterranean.

-(biblical) A name given to Jacob (Genesis 32:28).

-(historical) A nation that occupied roughly the same area in ancient times.

-(historical) An ancient kingdom that occupied the northern part of this area, as distinct from Judah.

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

In Spanish

Meaning(s):

-Jacob

In German

Meaning(s):

-Israel

In Asturian

Meaning(s):

-(Israel) (the state)

In Catalan

Meaning(s):

-( male name)

-(l en Israel)