Wael name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Wael

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Turkey says the name Wael means "The refugee" and is of Arabic origin.
  2. A submission from New York, U.S. says the name Wael means "Protector, provider of refuge" and is of Arabic origin.
  3. A submission from Saudi Arabia says the name Wael means "Premiere" and is of Arabic origin.
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Notable Persons Named Wael

Notable Persons Named Wael

Wael Zwaiter

Wael was born on January 2nd, 1934 in Nablus. Wael is also known as Zuaiter and Wael. He died on October 16th, 1972.

Wael Ghonim

Wael Ghonim is an entrepreneur in residence. Wael was born on December 23rd, 1980 in Cairo. Wael is also known as وائل غنيم.

Wael Kfoury

Wael Kfoury is a musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1992. Wael was given the name Michel Émile Kfoury on September 15th, 1976. Wael is also known as Wael Kfoury.

Wael Nader Al-Halqi

Wael Nader Al-Halqi is a Minister of Health, Prime Minister of Syria, and List of Prime Ministers of Syria. Wael was born in 1964 in Jasim.

Wael B. Hallaq

Wael was born in 1955.

Wael Gomaa

Wael Gomaa is a soccer player for the Ghazl El Mahalla SC, Al Ahly SC, and Egypt national football team. Wael was born on August 3rd, 1975 in Gharbia Governorate.

  • Wael Jallouz
  • Wael Ayan
    Soccer Player
  • Wael Sharaf
  • Wael El Hindi
  • Wael Khalil

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wael

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wael

Cornelis De Wael

Cornelis was born in 1592 in Antwerp. He died in 1667.

Lucas de Wael

Lucas de Wael was a in the fields of painting and engraving. Lucas was born Lucas de Wael on March 3rd, 1591 in Antwerp. He breathed his last breath on October 25th, 1661.

Jan de Wael

Jan de Wael was a in the fields of painting and engraving. Jan was born Jan de Wael in 1558 in Antwerp. He breathed his last breath in 1633.

Nicolai Wael

Nicolai Wael is an athlete for the Kjøbenhavns Boldklub, F.C. Copenhagen, Næstved BK, Lyngby Boldklub, Vejle Boldklub, Odense Boldklub, SønderjyskE Fodbold, Denmark national under-19 football team, and Denmark national under-21 football team. Nicolai was born on May 10th, 1972 in Vallensbæk.

Louay Wael

Louay Wael is a soccer player for the El-Entag El-Harby SC, Al Ahly SC, K.V. Turnhout, and Lierse S.K. Louay was born on June 1st, 1992 in Cairo.

Michiel de Wael

Michiel was born in 1596 in Haarlem. He left this life in 1659.


Fun Facts about the name Wael

  • How Popular is the name Wael? Wael is the 18,469th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Wael have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 427 babies born with the first name Wael in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wael to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wael? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Wael first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wael is Monday, December 30th, 1918.
  • What year had the most people named Wael born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wael was in 2015 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Wael Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wael is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Wael: The name spelled backwards is Leaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Awle. How do you pronounce that?
  • Wael name meaning

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