Yankel is also a Yiddish familiar form of the name Yakov (Russian, Hebrew, and Slavic).
Yankel is uncommon as a baby boy name. It is not listed within the top 1000. Within the family of boy names directly related to Yankel, Jacob was the most widely used in 2012.
† English pronunciation for Yankel: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"