Joel

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Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Sami Sami
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Nordic form of the Hebrew name יוֹאֵל (Yo'el) meaning 'Yahweh is God' (see also JO and ELI) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

2) Norwegian dialectal (Agder/Rogaland) variant form of Ljøl (see Ljóðolfr) [3]

3) "Latinised" form of Gjord (see Gjurðr) [2]

4) Norwegian dialectal variant form of Njål (see Niall) [3]

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See also Jeeli, Jopi, Ujuile

For female forms see Joelle, Joelina, Joelsine

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Joelinpoika Finland
Joelsen Denmark Norway
Joelson Norway Sweden
Joelssen Norway
Joelsson Norway Sweden

Female

Joelintytär Finland
Joelsdatter Denmark Norway
Joelsdotter Sweden

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Joel
Genitive: Joels
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Joel
Genitive: Joelin
Partitive: Joelia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Joel
Genitive: Joels
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Joel
Genitive: Joels

Name Days

Finland Finland

13 July

Sami Sami

13 July

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

13 July

Sweden Sweden

13 July

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Bible

  • Joel is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament

Namesakes

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[9]
15034 21002 17 24 15017 20978
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
12746
n.a.
5
n.a.
12741
Norway Norway[10]
704
n.a.
0
n.a.
704
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[11]
373
n.a.
1
n.a.
372
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[12]
22 86
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[13]
21 27
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 Joel (m) Sources: [9][11][10][7]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Joel (m) Sources: [14]

Swedish Regional Distribution

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


References

  1. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. 11.0 11.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. details see Name Statistic tables