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Origin and Meaning of Amel

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  1. 8 submissions from all over the world agree the name Amel means "Hope" and is of Arabic origin.
  2. According to a user from Norway, the name Amel means "Hardwork".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Am"el

Etymology: OE. amell, OF. esmail, F. émail, of German origin; cf. OHG. smelzi, G. schmelz. See Smelt (v. t.)

verb Am"el
To enamel.

Etymology: OE. amellen, OF. esmailler, F. émailler, OF. esmail, F. émail


From Old English amell, from Old French esmail.

  1. (obsolete) enamel

From Old English amellen, from Old French esmailler (“to enamel”), from esmail (“enamel”)

    Notable Persons Named Amel

    Notable Persons Named Amel

    Amel Larrieux

    Amel Larrieux is a contemporary r&b, soul music, neo soul, and jazz musician. She has been prominent since 1991. Amel was given the name Amel Eliza Stowell on March 8th, 1973 in New York City, New York, U.S.

    Amel Bachir

    Amel Bachir is a pop music, rhythm, blues, and soul music singing. Her ongoing career started in 2004. Amel was born on June 21st, 1985.

    Amel Tuka

    Amel was born on January 9th, 1991 in Kakanj.

    Amel Majri

    Amel Majri is a soccer player for the Olympique Lyonnais (Ladies) and France women's national football team. Amel was born on January 25th, 1993 in Monastir, Tunisia.

    Amel Brahim-Djelloul

    Amel Brahim-Djelloul is an opera musician.

    Amel Karboul

    Amel Karboul is a Minister of Tourism and Minister of Tourism (Tunisia). Amel was born on April 25th, 1973 in Tunis.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Amel

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Amel

    Arash Amel

    Arash Amel is a screenwriter, film producer, and producer. Arash was born in 1976 in Aberystwyth.

    Zaidi Amel

    Zaidi was born on March 3rd, 1995.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Amel U.S.
      White 81.19% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 14.85% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Amel

    People with the last name Amel are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Amel

  1. How Popular is the name Amel? Amel is the 11,156th most popular name of all time. As a last name Amel was the 159,712th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Amel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 964 babies born with the first name Amel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Amel to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Amel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Amel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Amel is Tuesday, May 5th, 1868.
  5. What year had the most people named Amel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Amel was in 2000 with a total of 24 babies.
  6. Random Amel Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Amel is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name in 2018.
  7. Weird things about the name Amel: The name spelled backwards is Lema. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ealm. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Amel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 101 people with the last name Amel.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Amel? Amel is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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