What does Abel mean?

Abel means "breath, vapor; son"

How do we pronounce Abel?

Abel \a-bel, ab-el\ is a boy's name. It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables.

The baby boy name Abel is pronounced in English as EYBahL, in Portuguese as ahBEHL, or in Spanish as aaBEHL 1.

1 Pronunciation for Abel: EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"

What is the origin of Abel?

Abel is used predominantly in the English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish languages, and it is derived from Hebrew origins. The origin of the name is obscure; it could be from Hevel (Hebrew), of the element 'hevel' (breath, vapor) thus suggesting vanity or worthlessness, or else it could be of Assyrian roots. In the Bible, Abel was the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered in a fit of jealousy by his brother Cain. The name was first used by English speakers in the Middle Ages. After the Reformation, it was adopted by the Puritans, who also used Nab as a pet form. Known as a pre-Christian martyr, Abel is invoked by Catholics as a saint in the litany for the dying. In literature, the name is borne by Abel Drugger, nicknamed Nab, in Ben Jonson's comedy The Alchemist (1610), and Abel Magwitch in Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations (1860-61). The name Abelia meaning and origin (French) is the female version of Abel. Aapeli name variations (Finnish), Abele meaning (Italian), Abelson name variations (English), name Adal, short names for Apera, Avel meaning (Russian), Avele pronounciation, Ábel meaning and origin (Hungarian), nicknames for Hebel (Hebrew), and what does the name Hevel mean (English and Hebrew) are variants of Abel.

Abel's language of origin is Assyrian. Biblical name derived from the word aplu meaning 'son'. The generic name has been used in the Old Testament of the Bible. In addition, Abel is a contraction of the name short names for Abelard (English). See also the related form, the name Abelard name. Abel is a popular baby boy name. The name has been increasing in popularity since the 1900s. At the modest height of its usage in 2010, 0.055% of baby boys were given the name Abel. It had a ranking of #292 then. Within all boy names in its family, Abel was the most widely used in 2010.

A famous person named Abel is Explorer, Abel Tasman, born 1603 - 10 October 1659, Lutjegast, Dutch Republic.

List of baby names that sound like Abel:

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The baby name Abel fun facts:

The name Abel in reverse order is "Leba".

The numerological value of the name Abel is number 2 and 11, which means cooperation, adaptability, consideration of others, partnering, mediating+ higher spiritual plane, intuitive, illumination, idealist, a dreamer.

How popular is Abel?

Abel is in the top names in USA.

Source: https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames