Yael is a popular name in Isreal, but not so much in the U.S. The name is a variation of Jael, who in the Bible, was a woman who killed the Canaanite commander in his sleep. And while the “mountain goat” meaning may not be the most glamourous, don’t forget that mountain goats are strong and resourceful creatures—and who wouldn’t want those qualities for their daughter?
- Hebrew: Mountain goat
Musician Yael Naim, Model Yael Bar-Zohar