Gender Masculine
Scripts აბელ(Georgian) Աբել(Armenian) הֶבֶל(Ancient Hebrew) Ἄβελ(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. AY-bəl(English) A-BEHL(French) a-BEHL(Spanish, European Portuguese) a-BEW(Brazilian Portuguese)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name הֶבֶל (Hevel) meaning "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 & CulturesHevel(Biblical Hebrew) Aapeli(Finnish) Hebel, Hevel(Hebrew) Ábel(Hungarian) Abele(Italian)
Surname DescendantsAbel(English) Abel(French) Abel(Portuguese) Abel(Spanish)
Same SpellingÁbel
User SubmissionsAbèl, Abel


People think this name is

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Name Days

Denmark: January 2
France: August 5
Poland: January 2
Spain: December 28
Sweden: December 30


Entry updated June 9, 2023