From the name of a minor biblical character, Hebrew יעל.

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  1. A female given name.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Judges 5:24-26:
      Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent. He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish. She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen's hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples.

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