Ismael

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Usage

Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

Nordic spelling of Ισμαηλ (Ismael), a Greek form of the Hebrew name יִשְׁמָעֵאל (Yishma'el) meaning 'God will hear':

First element (Yishma-):

Hebrew yishma = 'hear'

Last element (-el):

Hebrew el = 'God' (see ELI)

[1] [2] [3] [4]

Related Names

Isma
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Ismael
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Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Ísmael
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Icelandic
Ismail
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Arabic/Turkish
Ismaili
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Ismajel
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Ísmal
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Faroese
Ismo
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Isvali
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Majeli
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See also Illo, Imma and Iisko and Isse

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Ismaelsson Iceland

Female

Ismaelsdóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Ismael
Genitive: Ismaels
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Ismael
Genitive: Ismaelin
Partitive: Ismaelia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Ismael
Accusative: Ismael
Dative: Ismael
Genitive: Ismaels
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Ismael
Genitive: Ismaels
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Ismael
Genitive: Ismaels

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Bible

  • Ismael is the first, but illegitimate, son of Abraham, credited to Sara but actually born to Hagar. He is the progenitor of many Arab tribes.

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[6]
392 1264 0 339 392 925
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
400
n.a.
51
n.a.
349
Norway Norway[8]
166
n.a.
0
n.a.
166
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[9]
86
n.a.
0
n.a.
86
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[10]
10 14
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[11]
0 7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Ismael (m) Sources: [6][9][8][7]


References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Ordbog over muslimske fornavne i Danmark (2005)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. 7.0 7.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. 9.0 9.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  11. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/