Yael Name Meaning & Origin
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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Yael and Yale are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
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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 Averbuch, professional Soccer Player.
Yael "Jamie" Bloch, Canadian actress.
Yael Naïm, French-Israeli singer/songwriter.
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Yael Baron, character in the Netflix series Degrassi: Next Class.
Yael Hoffman, character in Season 2 of Showtime tv program Weeds.
Yael Reider, main character in Wolf by Wolf and Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin.