🔼The name Jeruel in the Bible
The name Jeruel occurs only once in the Bible. It's the name of a wilderness (called the wilderness of Jeruel; so Jeruel might originally have been a town or settlement) where YHWH told king Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah through the mouth of Jahaziel, son of Zechariah, to find their nemeses, the men of Ammon, Moab and Seir, utterly destroyed.
🔼Etymology of the name Jeruel
The name Jeruel consists of two elements, the final one being אל (El), either the prominent Canaanite deity whose name became applied to the God of Israel, or the common abbreviation of Elohim, the genus God:
The first part of our name comes from the verb ירה (yara), which in the Bible means to throw, cast or shoot, but which in other languages might mean to found:
For a meaning of the name Jeruel, all consulted sources go with the verb ירה (yara), which all render the meaning of to found: NOBSE Study Bible Name List has Founded By God. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names says Founded Of God. And BDB Theological Dictionary has the similar Founded Of El.