Israel Name Meaning & Origin

Israel

Pronunciation: IZ-riy-ehl, IZ-reel (key)

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Nicknames for Israel

Iz, Izzy, Rae, Isa, Bell

Meanings and history of the name Israel

From the Hebrew name Yisra'el meaning "God contended". In the Old Testament Jacob was renamed Israel after he wrestled with an angel. The ancient and modern states of Israel took their names from him.

Famous real-life people named Israel

Israel Folou footy player (NRL, Brisbane Broncos)
Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole (Musician)
Israel Idonije (Professional Football Player)
General Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War General
Israel Houghton, Christian singer
Israel David Dilliard (1st child of Derick and Jill (Duggar) Dilliard)

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