Joel Name Meaning & Origin

Joel

Pronunciation: JOHL (key)

Origin of the name Joel:

A borrowing from the Ecclesiastic Late Latin, Joel is from the Ecclesiastic Greek Iōēl, a name derived from the Hebrew Yoel, which is from yō'ēl (the Lord is God). The name is borne in the Bible by a minor Hebrew prophet (5th century B.C.?) whose prophecies and preachings are found in the book of Joel.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Joel

J, Jo, Joelby, Joelie, Joelbert, Polie, Joelster, Joe, Joey, or JoJo

Meanings and history of the name Joel

Joel Torre (a Filipino movie actor)

Famous real-life people named Joel

Joel Peat - Lead guitarist in the band Lawson
Joel Madden - American musician
Joel McHale - American actor and comedian
Joel Hodgson - American writer and actor
Joel McCrea - American actor
Joel Grey - American actor
Joel Carver Whitburn - American author
Joel Gosselin - youngest of the Gosselin sextuplets, seen on "Jon and Kate plus 8"
Joel Coen - American filmmaker; brother of Ethan Coen
Joel Schumacher - American film director
Joel Silver - American film producer
Joel Reinders - American football player
Joel Dreessen - American football player
Joel Hagglund, real name of Swedish-American songwriting radical Joe Hill
Joel Ward, professional ice hockey player (San Jose Sharks)

Joel in song, story & screen

Joel Graham - Husband to Julia Braverman in "Parenthood"
Joel is the main character in The Last Of Us game.

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