Infographic of Ishmael name meaning, which is “God shall hear,” from the Hebrew yishma (he shall hear) and El (God). In the Bible, the son of Abraham and Hagar.
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Ishmael Name Popularity

How popular is the name Ishmael? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 900 12 0.0017%
1915 1,102 10 0.0011%
1916 755 31 0.0032%
1917 1,303 6 0.0006%
1918 1,357 6 0.0006%
1919 1,282 7 0.0007%
1920 1,626 5 0.0004%
1921 1,071 16 0.0014%
1922 1,453 6 0.0005%
1923 1,367 7 0.0006%
1924 1,496 6 0.0005%
1925 1,447 6 0.0005%
1926 1,049 16 0.0015%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 1,267 7 0.0007%
1933 1,200 7 0.0008%
1934 0 0%
1935 1,255 7 0.0007%
1936 1,308 6 0.0006%
1937 1,277 6 0.0006%
1938 0 0%
1939 1,409 5 0.0005%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 1,151 11 0.0007%
1951 0 0%
1952 1,277 8 0.0005%
1953 0 0%
1954 1,516 5 0.0003%
1955 1,499 5 0.0003%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 1,558 5 0.0003%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 1,637 5 0.0003%
1971 1,299 12 0.0008%
1972 1,806 5 0.0004%
1973 1,828 5 0.0004%
1974 1,217 15 0.0012%
1975 1,119 22 0.0017%
1976 0 0%
1977 1,728 6 0.0004%
1978 1,270 17 0.0013%
1979 1,255 20 0.0014%
1980 1,108 29 0.002%
1981 1,234 22 0.0015%
1982 1,343 18 0.0012%
1983 1,124 29 0.002%
1984 1,055 33 0.0022%
1985 1,209 27 0.0018%
1986 1,269 23 0.0015%
1987 1,251 26 0.0017%
1988 2,142 6 0.0004%
1989 1,489 21 0.0013%
1990 1,209 40 0.0024%
1991 1,140 50 0.0031%
1992 1,026 67 0.0042%
1993 1,002 70 0.0045%
1994 990 75 0.0049%
1995 957 85 0.0056%
1996 907 97 0.0065%
1997 881 108 0.0073%
1998 964 96 0.0064%
1999 1,015 87 0.0058%
2000 937 113 0.0074%
2001 1,034 94 0.0062%
2002 1,176 71 0.0047%
2003 1,343 52 0.0034%
2004 1,157 83 0.0054%
2005 1,240 73 0.0048%
2006 1,319 69 0.0044%
2007 1,305 74 0.0047%
2008 1,400 62 0.004%
2009 1,385 66 0.0044%
2010 1,323 70 0.0049%
2011 1,164 92 0.0065%
2012 1,230 81 0.0057%
2013 1,225 80 0.0056%
2014 1,161 94 0.0065%
2015 1,095 110 0.0076%
2016 1,238 81 0.0056%
2017 1,087 106 0.0076%
2018 1,242 78 0.0057%
2019 1,156 95 0.007%
2020 1,367 77 0.006%

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ismael

God will hear

Spanish

Ismail

Arabic

Ysmael

God listens

Hebrew

Ysmail

God listens

Hebrew


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