Abel
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Given Name ABEL
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: აბელ (Georgian), הֶבֶל, הָבֶל (Ancient Hebrew), Αβελ (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: AY-bəl (English), ah-BEL (Spanish), ə-BEL (Portuguese)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name הֶבֶל (Hevel) or הָבֶל (Havel) which meant "breath". In the Old Testament he is the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered out of envy by his brother Cain. In England, this name came into use during the Middle Ages, and it was common during the Puritan era.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Hevel (Biblical Hebrew), Aapeli (Finnish), Hebel, Hevel (Hebrew), Ábel (Hungarian), Abele (Italian)
See Also
Ábel
Popularity
United States  ranked #164 
England and Wales  ranked #379 
Catalonia  - 
France  ranked #236 
Hungary  ranked #49 
Netherlands  ranked #108 
Spain  -