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israel

OTHER SCRIPTS:
hebrew (יִשְׂרָאֵל)
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
afro-asiatic > semitic > central semitic > hebrew
ORIGIN:
hebrew 
NAME ROOT:
YIśRāʾēL > YISRA'EL
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
YISRA'EL (יִשְׂרָאֵל) ISRāḗL (Ἰσρᾱήλ)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Hebrew biblical given name “Yiśrāʾēl > Yisra'el”, meaning “God contended”. The patriarch Jacob was given the name Israel "Triumphant with God", "who prevails with God" after he wrestled with the angel (Genesis 32:28 and 35:10). The name already occurs in Eblaite and Ugaritic texts as a common name. The name already occurs in Eblaite and Ugaritic texts as a common name. Other possible meanings include "the prince of God" (from the King James Version) or "El fights / struggles". Jacob's descendants came to be known as the Israelites, eventually forming the tribes of Israel and ultimately the kingdom of Israel, from whence the name of modern day Israel.
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Usage

  • catalancatalan
  • englishenglish
  • hebrewhebrew
  • portugueseportuguese
  • spanishspanish

Related names

VARIANTS
hebrew
yisra'el, sroel, yisrael
PET & SHORT FORM
spanish
Irra

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
ancient greek
Isrāḗl
armenian
ISRAYEL
dutch
israël
french
israël
greek
Israíl
italian
israele
latin
ishrael
lithuanian
izraelis
polish
izrael
russian
izrail'
yiddish
issur, iser

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

1
Numerological Values:
1

The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.

Chakra Number:
1: The number of the Root Chakra "Muladhara"

The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.

Color meaning:

The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.

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Notable people and personalities​

Israel "izzy" Lang, American Football Player
Israel Asper (1932–2003), Canadian Media Magnate
Israel B. Richardson (1815–1862), American Major General In The American Civil War
Israel Baline (irving Berlin) (1888–1989), American Composer
Israel Ben Eliezer (1698–1760), Jewish Mystical Rabbi
Israel Cruz (born 1983), Australian Singer
Israel Dagg (born 1988), New Zealand Rugby Player
Israel Folau (born 1989), Australian Rugby League Player
Israel Gelfand (1913–2009), Russian Mathematician
Israel Gigato (born 1987), Spanish Football Player
Israel Houghton (born 1971), American Singer And Christian Worship Leader
Israel Idonije (born 1980), Nigerian-canadian Nfl Football Player
Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959–1997), Hawaiian Singer
Israel Kirzner (born 1930), American Economist
Israel Machado (born 1960), Brazilian Basketball Player
Israel Ochoa (born 1964), Colombian Cyclist
Israel Of Axum, Emperor Of Ethiopia In The 6th Century Ce
Israel Of Krems, 14th-15th Austrian Rabbi
Israel Putnam (1718–1790), American General
Israel Regardie (1907–1985), British Occultist
Israel Shahak (1933–2001), Israeli Author
Israel Shamir (born 1947), Swedish Writer
Israel Vázquez (born 1977), Mexican Boxer