Yael is a variant of the name Jael.
Yael is also a variant of the name Yale (English).
Yael is somewhat popular as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 2013 with 0.012% of baby boys being given the name Yael. Its ranking then was #870. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and it is of very light use in recent years. In 2018, its usage was only 0.012% and its ranking #932, but it was nonetheless the most commonly used among all boy names in its group. Yael has in the past century been predominantly given to baby boys.
† English pronunciation for Yael: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"