Jamel name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Jamel mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Jamel

User Submitted Origins

African American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Jamel is of African American origin and means "nice".
  2. A submission from New York, U.S. says the name Jamel means "Nice and gentle" and is of Arabic origin.
  3. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Jamel means "Handsome and beautiful" and is of Arabic origin.
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Notable Persons Named Jamel

Notable Persons Named Jamel

Jamel Debbouze

Jamel Debbouze is an actor, comedian, producer, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He was most active from 1992 to present. Jamel was born on June 18th, 1975 in Paris, France.

Jamel McLean

Jamel McLean is a basketball player for the EA7 Emporio Armani Milano, Leuven Bears, BC Oostende, Telekom Baskets Bonn, Alba Berlin, and Olimpia Milano in the Serie A and Euroleague. His ongoing career started in 2011. Jamel was born on April 18th, 1988 in Brooklyn.

Jamel Saihi

Jamel Saihi is a soccer player for the Montpellier HSC and Tunisia national football team. Jamel was born on January 21st, 1987 in Montpellier.

Jamel Herring

Jamel was born on October 30th, 1985 in Rockville Centre, New York, U.S.

Jamel Shabazz

Jamel Thomas

Jamel Thomas is a basketball player for the Quad City Thunder, Memphis Houn'Dawgs, Lauretana Biella, Apollon Patras, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix Eclipse, Teramo Basket, and Panellinios B.C.He was most prominent from 1999 to 2009. Jamel was born on July 19th, 1976 in New York City.

  • Jamel Richardson
  • Jamel Curtis Holley
    Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 20th Legislative District
  • Jamel Aït Ben Idir
    Soccer Player
  • Jamel White
    Football Player
  • Jamel Chatbi

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jamel U.S.
  White 58.62% 64.26%
  African American 17.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jamel

People with the last name Jamel are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Jamel

  • How Popular is the name Jamel? Jamel is the 2,396th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jamel was the 119,508th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jamel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,211 babies born with the first name Jamel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jamel to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jamel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1950 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jamel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jamel is Wednesday, April 19th, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Jamel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jamel was in 1988 with a total of 360 babies.
  • Random Jamel Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jamel is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Illinois have the same name in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Jamel: The name spelled backwards is Lemaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Malej. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jamel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 145 people with the last name Jamel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jamel? Jamel is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Jamel name meaning

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