Joel (given name)

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Pronunciation /ˈəl/ or
Gender Male
Word/name Hebrew
Meaning "YHWH is God"
Other names
Related names Joe, Joey, Joelle

Joel is a male given name derived from יוֹאֵל Standard Hebrew, Yoʾel, Tiberian Hebrew, or Yôʾēl meaning "Yahu is god", "YHWH is God", or the modern translation "Yahweh Is God". Joel as a given name appears in the Hebrew Bible.

Joel as a given name[edit]

Biblical figures[edit]

  • Joel, Hebrew Biblical prophet
  • Joel is also the name of several minor figures in the Hebrew Bible.


Fictional characters[edit]

  • Joel Crawford, character in the Shall We Date?: Wizardess Heart+ App
  • Joel Miller, protagonist of The Last of Us video game