Yael: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Yael

Yael

Pronunciation: yah-EHL (key)

Origin of the name Yael:

Hebrew name meaning "mountain goat." The name is borne in the Bible by the wife of Heber, the Kenite. After being defeated by Barak, the captain of the Canaanite army fled and sought refuge with the tribe of Heber. Yael invited him into her tent and killed him with a tent peg as he lay sleeping.

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As a result of the biblical Yael's actions in the book of Judges, the people of Israel were saved. Yael is considered blessed, and the song of Deborah (Judges 5) begins, "Extolled above all women is Yael."

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Yael Naïm, French-Israeli singer/songwriter.

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Yael Hoffman- Character in Season 2 of Showtime tv program Weeds.

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