Ishmael meaning

ĭsh'mē-əl, -mā-
In the Bible, the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac. He is traditionally considered to be the forebear of the Arabs.
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An outcast.
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The son of Abraham and Hagar: he and his mother were made outcasts: Gen. 21:9-21
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An outcast.
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(Abrahamic religions) The eldest son of Abraham and his wife's handmaiden Hagar who were cast out after the birth of Isaac; traditionally the ancestor of the Arabs.
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A male given name.
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Origin of ishmael

From Hebrew יִשְׁמָעֵאל (yishma'él (yišmāʿēl), “God hears, God will hear”).