Jamal (Arabic: جمال‎‎ Jamāl/Ǧamāl ) is an Arabic masculine given name, meaning beauty.[3] The use of this name is widespread across the Muslim world.

In Egypt the name is pronounced [ɡæˈmæːl] and so is normally spelled Gamal . Tunisians may spell it Jamel. In Turkish, the name is transliterated as Cemal, Albanian as Xhemal and in Bosnian as Džemal.

Notable people with this given name

Notable people with this surname

Fictional characters

  • Jamal Lyon, one of the main protagonists of the Fox show Empire
  • Jamal Malik, protagonist in the film Slumdog Millionaire
  • Jamal Grant, main character in the NBC show City Guys
  • Jamal Al-Fayeed, main antagonist of the FX show Tyrant


  • Jamal (band), Polish hip hop, ragamaffin, reggae and dancehall band