Type Country
Scripts יִשְׂרָאֵל(Ancient Hebrew) Ἰσραήλ(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈɪz.ɹi.əl/(English) /ˈɪz.ɹeɪ.əl/(English) /is.ɾa.ˈel/(Spanish)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the name of the Old Testament hero Jacob, who was also called Israel. This was the name of an ancient kingdom that existed until the 8th century BC. The modern country of Israel is named for it.

Related Names

RootYisra'el (given name)
Other Languages & Culturesİsrail(Azerbaijani) Yisra'el(Biblical Hebrew) Israhel(Biblical Latin) Izrael(Bulgarian) Izrael(Croatian) Izrael(Czech) Israël(Dutch) Israël(French) Yisra'el(Hebrew) Izrael(Hungarian) Israele(Italian) Izrael(Macedonian) Izrael(Polish) Izrail(Russian) Izrael(Serbian) Izrael(Slovene) İsrail(Turkish) Izrayil(Ukrainian)
Same SpellingIsraël
User SubmissionsÍsrael, Îsraêl, İsrael, Israèl


Entry updated November 20, 2020