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A Quranic Name for Boys

Short meaning of IsmaeelVirtuous, Pious, God-Fearing and Devoted to God
See below for detailed meaning
How to pronounce Ismaeel

ISlam + MAn + East + pLay

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Ismaeel in Arabic)إِسْمَاعِيْل
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Alternate spellings of IsmaeelIsmail Ismael Esmaeel Esmail Esmael Ishmael Ishma'el Eshmael Ismaele Ismaelle Esmaele
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Meaning of Ismaeel

Ismaeel is a direct Quranic name for boys that refers to one of the prophets mentioned in the Quran. Ismaeel, who is known as Ishmael in the English-speaking world, was the son of Prophet Ibrahim and Hajar, peace be upon them, and he is considered the father of most Arabs, including the Arabs of Quraysh from which Prophet Muhammad ﷺ came (while Ismaeel’s brother, Ishaak/Isaac, is the father of all Jews).

Ismaeel comes from Hebrew roots, from the words Isma’ (hearer) and eel (Allah), thus the full meaning is “one who hears Allah”, “one who obeys God’s commands”.

Ismaeel is mentioned 12 times in the Quran.

And [mention] when Abraham was raising the foundations of the House (in Makkah) and [with him] Ismaeel/Ishmael, [saying], “Our Lord, accept [this] from us. Indeed You are the Hearing, the Knowing.” (Quran 2:127)

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Sunday 8th of January 2017 03:45:38 PM

    I love my name ”Ismail” it is nice name. It is religious name. It is the name of PROPHET Ismail who was most obedient child

  2. on Monday 14th of August 2017 10:41:54 AM

    please i need the meaning of prophert ismael children i keep on searching for it but no answer

  3. on Thursday 21st of September 2017 07:12:02 AM

    My son is born in the holy month Zilhaj plz suggest name and also tell about Muhammad Ismail name.

  4. on Friday 20th of August 2021 03:25:32 PM

    Alhamdulillah! Ismail Sabri (“the patient leader who obeys God’s commands”) will become the new Prime Minister of Malaysia tomorrow!

    Tanah tumpahnya darahku!
    Rakyat hidup bersatu dan maju!
    Rahmat bahagia Tuhan kurniakan!
    Raja kita selamat bertakhta!
    Rahmat bahagia Tuhan kurniakan!
    Raja kita selamat bertakhta!

  5. on Tuesday 6th of December 2022 01:11:52 AM

    Ishmail is an English name everyone in my family are all English

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