Joel

August 22, 2014 § 1 Comment

ORIGIN:
From Hebrew, meaning “Jehovah is God”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Jo, Joe, Joey, Ioel, Yoel.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Joel, the bartender at the Red Deer, in “The Farrier Lass o’ Piping Pebworth” (written in 1887, set circa 1600), from A Brother to Dragons, and Other Old Time Tales (1888), by Amélie Rives.

WRITERS:
– Joel Chandler Harris (1845-1908), American author, folklorist, and journalist.
– Joel Rosenberg (1954-2011), Canadian-American activist and author.

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