Ishmael Name Meaning & Origin

Ishmael

Pronunciation: ISH-miy-ehl (key)

Origin of the name Ishmael:

From the Hebrew yishmā'ē'l (God hears). The name is borne in the Bible by the son of Abraham and his concubine Hagar. Ismael is the patriarch of the Arabs.

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Ishmael is Abraham's eldest son and first born. Ishmael is born of Sarah's handmaiden Hagar (Genesis 16:3).

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Ishmael - Narrator & protagonist in the novel 'Moby Dick' by Herman Melville

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