Ishmael comes from Hebrew Yishma’el meaning “God will hear” or “God hears”. In the Old Testament and in the Quran, Ishmael is the firstborn son of Abraham born to Hagar and is the ancestor of the Arabs

Origin: Hebrew



  • Yishma’el (Hebrew)
  • Isma’il (Arabic)
  • Ismail (Arabic, Uyghur)
  • Esmail (Persian, Arabic)
  • Ismael (Spanish, Biblical Greek)
  • Ismahel (Biblical Latin)


One Comment Add yours

  1. This is a great name and I like the fact that it is etymologically related to another favourite of mine, Samuel.


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