Israel

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

Latin form of the Hebrew name יִשְׂרָאֵל (Yisra'el) meaning 'God contended':

First element (Yisra-):

Hebrew yisra = 'contend'

Last element (-el):

Hebrew el = 'the Lord, God' (see ELI)

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

Related Names

Iisraili
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Iserel
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Swedish
Israel
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Israël
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Ísrael
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Icelandic

See also Iisko, Isra, Isse, Istrael, Raijel

For female forms see Israeline

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Israelinpoika Finland
Israelsen Denmark Norway
Israelson Norway Sweden
Israelssen Norway
Israelsson Norway Sweden
Israelssøn Norway
Israelsøn Norway

Female

Israelintytär Finland
Israelsdatter Denmark Norway
Israelsdotter Norway Sweden

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Israel
Genitive: Israels
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Israel
Genitive: Israelin
Partitive: Israelia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Israel
Genitive: Israels
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Israel
Genitive: Israels

Name Day

Sweden Sweden

20 December

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

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&
Finland Finland[6]
n.a.
634 0 0
n.a.
634
Sweden Sweden[7]
118 358 3 12 115 346
Norway Norway[8]
38
n.a.
0
n.a.
38
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[9]
16
n.a.
0
n.a.
16
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[10]
2 3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[11]
0 3
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.

 

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Israel (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Israel (m)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. 5.0 5.1 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  6. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  7. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. 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/