Israel: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Israel

Israel

Pronunciation: IZ-riy-ehl, IZ-reel (key)

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The name of the biblical promised land which is named after Jacob (whose other name was Israel) and after Bnei Israel (sons of Israel- the biblical name for the Jews).

It's a very popular name in Israel. Patriotic (;

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Cool name.

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Iz, Izzy, Rae, Isa, Bell, Brazilian person

Meanings and history of the name Israel: | Edit

From the Hebrew name Yisra'el meaning "God contended". In the Old Testament Jacob was renamed Israel after he wrestled with an angel. The ancient and modern states of Israel took their names from him.

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Israel Folou footy player (NRL, Brisbane Broncos)
Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole (Musician)
Israel Idonije (Professional Football Player)
General Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War General
Israel Houghton, Christian singer

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