Origin of the name ISMAIL.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ISMAIL.
An Arabic form of biblical
Ishmael (q.v.), meaning "God will hear."
... when Bayazid discovered
that the Shiite doctrines were being propagated and taking root in
certain parts of his Asiatic dominion, he took steps to check the evil
by transporting suspected persons to Greece. The Shah Ismail then
came forward as the protector of the Shiites, and called upon the
Turkish Sultan to allow adherents of that belief to leave his realm... (The
Cambridge Modern History, v.1, 1912)