Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Yadiel

If we held a contest for obscurity, Yadiel might win the blue ribbon. It took us a while to figure out where this name came from. It seems that Yadiel is the Spanish equivalent of the Hebrew Yehudiel (יהודיאל) meaning “praise of God”. In the traditions of the Eastern Orthodox Church (which developed quite differently from the Western Roman Catholic Church), Yehudiel is considered one of the seven archangels. Residing at the four corners of God’s throne are Michael (who is like God), Gabriel (man of God), Raphael (God’s healer) and Uriel (flame of God). The remaining three in Eastern Christian theology are Selaphiel (prayer of God), Yehudiel (praise of God) and Barachiel (blessings of God). Yehudiel or Yadiel (in Spanish) is usually portrayed in art holding a crown in one hand and a whip in the other. The whip is meant for those who don’t spiritually labor and the crown symbolizes a reward for those who do. He defends those who glory in God and is therefore invoked by people in positions of authority. The archangel Yehudiel also appears in some Catholic traditions where each of the seven Archangels is assigned one of the days of the week. Yehudiel presides over Friday. That brings new meaning to the term T.G.I.F.! Yadiel is a rare masculine name but it is used from time to time among Spanish speakers.

All About the Baby Name – Yadiel

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME YADIEL

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME YADIEL

Yadiel popped up on the American male naming list for the first time in 2008. Although the name has ancient etymological roots, it’s really quite modern in the United States. We’re not quite sure what prompted the sudden usage (albeit rare), but the name has found a home among some Hispanic-Americans looking for refreshing originality. Yadiel has religious significance (albeit obscure) and a serious etymology (praise of God). It’s old-fashioned and Biblical sounding, yet it’s new and different. Obviously some of the Archangel names are super popular and quite familiar: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael (even Uriel is on the Top 1000 list). But Yadiel? Not many people will know the reference, but that’s part of the fun.

Quick Facts

ON YADIEL

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

Hebrew

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

980

PRONUNCIATION:

YAH-dee-el

SIMPLE MEANING:

Praise of God

Characteristics

OF YADIEL

Inspirational

Highly Intuitive

Spiritual Teacher

Extremely Bright

Uplifting

Truth-seeker

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NAMED YADIEL

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NAMED YADIEL

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WITH THE NAME YADIEL

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