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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 15 Views | 🔊 12 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Prophet and Judge

Pronunciation: shmoo-ul, /ˈʃmuːəl/, SH M Y UW AH L

Popularity Rank: #16,702

On this page:

  • 1. Shmuel Meaning
  • 2. Shmuel Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Shmuel
  • 4. Translations of Shmuel
  • 5. Shmuel Name Popularity
  • 6. Shmuel popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Shmuel
  • 8. Shmuel Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Shmuel

Shmuel Meaning

Derived from the Hebrew name 'שְׁמוּאֵל' (Shemu'el) meaning 'God has heard'. In the Bible, Shmuel was a prophet and judge who anointed the first two kings of Israel, Saul and David.

Shmuel also means "Prophet and Judge, Heard by God, God has heard".

Shmuel is commonly found in Israel, Palestine, United States of America, and 30 more countries.

Shmuel Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: shmoo-ul

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈʃmuːəl/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: SH M Y UW AH L

SH: Pronounce as in "she" (SH IY)

M: Pronounce as in "man" (M AE N)

Y: Pronounce as in "yes" (Y EH S)

UW: Pronounce as in "blue" (B L UW)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Shmuel

Shmuel Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Shmuel is recorded 2,610 times globally, ranking it as the 16,702th most common name worldwide.

Shmuel is most prevalent in Israel, with 1,533 occurrences, making it the 469th most popular name in the country.

In Israel, the name Shmuel is found among 1 in every 211 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Shmuel Popularity by Country

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Israel#4691 : 211
Palestine#8281 : 450
United States of America#9,3961 : 8,149

List of countries the name Shmuel is rarely found

Shmuel popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Shmuel from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Shmuel

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Shmuel Name Poster

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