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Abel Meaning


What does Abel mean?

The name Abel is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Abel is "breath".

Abel is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced A-bel.

The Given Name Abel

Abel is the latinized version of the Hebew Biblical name Hevel.

To Christians, Abel is considerred a pre-Christian martyr.

The name was popular amongst the early Puritans.

The biblical name Abel, has a wonderfully refined quality.

This great little unisex name has a natural sparkle.

Abel remains a favorite due to its fearless and simple nature.

Abel falls into the biblical name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Abel Aguilar, and Abel Magwitch.

Abel Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 9,089 in baby name popularity for girls with 11 occurrences. It ranked 146 in baby name popularity for boys with 2,663 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before less than 5 girls were given the name. It ranked 145 in baby name popularity for boys with 2,699 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Abel has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Abel Name Popularity Page.

Abel Related Names

Variants of the name Abel include Abell, Able.

The names Aapeli, Abele, Abelia, Abelie, Abella, Abelle, Avel, Hebel, Hevel are all forms of Abel.

Famous Abels

  • Abel ~ Danish King (1250-1252), Biblical Character (Gen. 4:1)
  • Abel Aguilar ~ Soccer Player
  • Abel Magwitch ~ Great Expectations character
  • Abel of Reims ~ Saint
  • Abel Tasman ~ Explorer

Abel Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Abel.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Abel Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Abel in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Abel.

Just for fun, see the name Abel in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Abel in Nautical Flags page.