[ 2 syll. yan-kel, ya-nk-el ] The baby boy name Yankel is pronounced as YAE-NKah-L †. Yankel is largely used in Yiddish and its origin is Hebrew.
Yankel is a Yiddish familiar form of the name Jakob (English, German, and Scandinavian) as well as a Yiddish variant transcription of the name Jacob (Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian).
Yankel is also a Yiddish familiar form of the name Yakov (Russian, Hebrew, and Slavic).
See also the related categories, yiddish and hebrew.
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 2016.
Baby names that sound like Yankel include the names the name Yamil and the name Young Il.
† 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)"