Name Abel Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Abel


Abel is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Abel thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Abel?

Abel is a biblical name, which derived from the Hebrew name Hevel (הֶבֶל). Abel was the second son of Eve and Adam and was murdered by his brother Cain. In Low German Abel is also a girl’s name and is considered a short form of Apollonia.

What does the name Abel mean?

The boy’s name Abel means “breath” or “vapour” (from Hebrew “hével/הֶבֶל”). The girl’s name Abel means “dedicated to Apoll” (from Apollonia).

Pronunciation of Abel

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Popularity of the name Abel

The name Abel is ranked #1901 overall.

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