Abel - boys name

Abel name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 96%

Abel name meaning:

Origin: Hebrew

Breath, son, breathing spirit. In the Old Testament, Abel was the son of Adam and Eve who was killed by his brother Cain in a fit of jealousy.


Dickens names

Related names

Abel , Abela, Apela

Other boys names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 178 out of 4789

301 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (199)

Historical popularity of Abel

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