Ismael

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Denmark Danish

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]

Related Names

Isma
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Ismael
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Ísmael
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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

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

  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 22 December 2010 [3]

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

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[4]
0 256 287 693
Norway Norway[5]
0 n.a. 126 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[6]
0 n.a. 62 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[7]
0 0 9 13
Finland Finland[8]
n.a. 16 n.a. 282
  #: 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: [4][6][5][8]

Sources: [4] [6] [5] [8]

References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi