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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Yisrael

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Yisrael is of Hebrew origin and means "Contender of God".
  2. A user from California, U.S. says the name Yisrael is of Hebrew origin and means "Your part of gods true children".
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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine

Borrowed from Hebrew יִשְׂרָאֵל‎ (Yisra'el).

  1. Israel (in all senses)
  2. A male given name from Hebrew

Notable Persons Named Yisrael

Notable Persons Named Yisrael

Yisrael Galili

Yisrael Galili was a weapons designer. Yisrael was born Yisrael Galili on January 1st, 1923 in Mandatory Palestine. He breathed his last breath on March 9th, 1995.

Yisrael Aharoni

Yisrael was born on July 3rd, 1950.

Yisrael Katz

Yisrael was born on September 21st, 1955 in Ashkelon.

Yisrael Ariel

Yisrael Yeshayahu

Yisrael was born on April 20th, 1908 in Sa'dah. He passed away on June 20th, 1979.

Yisrael Eichler

Yisrael was born on March 27th, 1955 in Jerusalem.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yisrael

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yisrael

Miguel Yisrael

Miguel was born on March 31st, 1973.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yisrael U.S.
  White 10.73% 64.26%
  African American 80.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yisrael

People with the last name Yisrael are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Yisrael

  • How Popular is the name Yisrael? Yisrael is the 9,992nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Yisrael was the 41,038th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yisrael have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,140 babies born with the first name Yisrael in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yisrael to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yisrael? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Yisrael first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yisrael is Thursday, January 29th, 1931.
  • What year had the most people named Yisrael born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yisrael was in 2019 with a total of 72 babies.
  • Random Yisrael Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yisrael is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Yisrael: The name spelled backwards is Learsiy. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ayresli. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yisrael? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 531 people with the last name Yisrael.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yisrael? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Yisrael as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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