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"Esmail" redirects here. For the villages in Iran, see Esmail, Iran and Boneh-ye Esmail.
Pronunciation [ˈiːsmɑːˈiːl]
Gender Male
Word/Name Arabic
Meaning Heard by Allah
Other names
Alternative spelling Esmail
Related names Hebrew ישמעאל

Ismail (Arabic: إسماعيل‎, ʼIsmāʻīl) is an Arabic name which corresponds to the English name Ishmael.

Etymology and meaning

The literal translation of the name Ismail is heard by Allah or God has heard and it refers to the yearning of Ibrahim and his wife, Sarah, to have a child. Ismail's mother, Hagar was the handmaiden of the Princess. Muhammad, a descendant of Ismail who was sent the Qur'an by Allah, became the final messenger, and so the name Ismail is often taken to mean the fulfillment of a divine promise resulting from prayer being heard.

Given name


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