Name: Yishmael

Origin and Meaning of the Name Yishmael

  • Meaning:
    God will hear
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (YISH may el)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Yishmael)
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Miscellaneous Info for Yishmael

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  • Used in:
    Hebrew speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    In the Bible Yishmael was the son of Abraham and his concubine Hagar. After Abraham's wife Sarah gave birth to Isaac, Hagar and Yishmael were abandoned in the desert where they were saved by God. Ishmael is the Anglicized version of this name.

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