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  1. Ismailnoun

    Ishmael, the first son of Abraham; traditionally the ancestor of the Arabs.


  1. ismail

    Ishmael was the first son of Abraham, the common patriarch of the Abrahamic religions; and is considered as a prophet in Islam. His mother was the Egyptian Hagar (Genesis 16:3). According to the Genesis account, he died at the age of 137 (Genesis 25:17). Jewish, Christian and Islamic traditions consider Ishmael to be the ancestor of the Ishmaelites (Hagarenes or Arabians) and patriarch of Qaydār. According to Muslim tradition, in which he is regarded as an ancestor of Muhammad, Ishmael thereby founded a great nation as promised by God in the Old Testament, and was buried with his mother Hagar (Hājar) next to the Kaaba in Mecca, under the area demarcated by the semi-circular Hijr Ismail wall.


  1. Ismail

    Ismail is a fictional character from the 2001 film Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India.

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  1. ismail

    A strong town of Turkey in Europe, on the north side of the Kilia arm of the Danube. This place was long in the possession of the Turks; it was stormed by the Russians, under Suwarrow, in 1790. It remained in the possession of Russia until 1856, when it was restored to Turkey by the removal of the Russian frontier.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ismail is ranked #5668 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ismail surname appeared 6,126 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Ismail.

    44% or 2,700 total occurrences were White.
    25.4% or 1,556 total occurrences were Black.
    22.5% or 1,379 total occurrences were Asian.
    5.5% or 341 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.2% or 136 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.2% or 14 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ismail in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ismail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Ismail in a Sentence

  1. Chase Millsap:

    As a Marine, Ismail Khan live by the word Semper Fidelis, which means always faithful. And that's not just something we put it on an email or say to each other, we do really mean it.

  2. Ismail Mousa:

    Michelle Mousa said. So if this happens before then, that is really terrifying. As of Thursday, the Department of State said 13,000 Americans were still stranded abroad. The Department said' We are continuing our efforts to bring Americans back home, we are continuing these efforts around the clock.' Ismail Mousa implored Israeli and Palestinian authorities to make an exception and let Ismail Mousa get back to Ismail Mousa home in Delaware, where Ismail Mousa and Ismail Mousa wife also have a 7-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter. Its an emergency. You know all my history, you know all my background checks and everything.

  3. Abdullahi Abdirahman:

    The lawmakers, Sheikh Dahir and Ismail Mumin, died in the fighting. Several of their bodyguards were also killed. Some bodyguards escaped into the jungle and are still missing.

  4. Ismail Khan:

    One of my nephews was kidnapped. He was about 10 years old, americans are nothing without the translator. We are their mouth, their ears, their eyes. If they leave them behind, they are going to die. Most of them are going to die. MICROWAVE WEAPONS ARE TARGETING Ismail Khan OFFICIALS AT HOME AND ABROAD Chase Millsap served 3 tours in Iraq as a Marine Captain and spent 5 years trying to bring Chase Millsap Iraqi counterpart, who faced death threats from ISIS, to the US on a Special Immigrant Visa. Chase Millsap’s still waiting.

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