This name derives from the Hebrew “yechı̂y'êl / yechav'êl”, meaning “God lives”. There are several characters in the Bible including: 1) A Levite and one of the chief musicians in the time of David. 2) A Gershonite Levite who had charge of the treasures in the time of David. 3) Son of Hachmoni and an officer of David and tutor of David's sons. 4) A son of king Jehoshaphat of Judah put to death by his brother Jehoram. 5) Hemanite who took part in the restoration of King Hezekiah. 6) A Levite and overseer in the time of Hezekiah. 7) A ruler of the temple during the reforms of Josiah.