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Baby Name Yisrael

Meaning of Yisrael - What does the name Yisrael means?
Gender: Boy Name
Origin: Hebrew
Name Meaning: Derived from the Hebrew yisrael (contender with God), which is from the elements sarah (to wrestle) and el (God). The name was bestowed upon Jacob, a son of Isaac, after his successful prayer-struggle with the angel at the river Jabbok. The name became the generic term for all of the twelve tribes
Variants: Israel (Ang.); Isser, Issur, Isur (Yiddish).
Pet forms: Issi (Yiddish)
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