A good name, and I don't mind that it sounds like able. It's among the ones I'd consider as a middle name. Joseph Abel, Thomas Abel, Henry Abel, James Abel...
Also Judeo-French:
Also Flemish and French (Belgian):
Also Dutch: [noted -ed]
Also Afrikaans:
Also Walloon:
Beautiful name.
Qabil is an Arabic/Islamic version of Abel.
Also Niçard:
Pretty name, I would like to see more Abel's in the U.S.
Also used in Poland.
This name is classic, and I find that it's easy to imagine both a toddler named Abel and a grown man named Abel.
It's okay. It does remind me of able a little, but that isn't a stumbling block or anything. It's a solid, classic name.
This is such a cute name! Love it.
Also Estonian:
Dutch pronunciation is AH-bəl.
Brah. This name is so Abraham Lincoln like.
This is such a rare name.
I recently encountered an instance of this name on a woman. Very unexpected, to be sure.
Also Provençal (or more precisely, Niçard): (Source: Lou Sourgentin, « Prénoms / Noum de batisme )
According to, there are two people in the U.S. named Abel Abel.
Also Catalan:
My name is Abel, and I find it unique in Romania, not so many people having this name. I like it, and near my other specific Romanian name, it gives me more personality. My whole name is unique in the world. :)
I pronounce it Ah-bell, I never thought it was a girl's name.
I can see why people would think this name is feminine.
I know a girl called Abel, I didn't realize it was a masculine name.
In 2018, 3 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Abel who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 133rd most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
I had no idea this was a masculine type name! Back in elementary school, there was a boy (my best friend today) named Abel. Lots of people picked on him and said it was a girl name (mainly because it rhymes with Mable) but boy, were they wrong.
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. In late 2010, Tesfaye anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name "The Weeknd". He released three nine-track mixtapes throughout 2011: House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, which were critically acclaimed. The following year, he released a compilation album Trilogy, thirty tracks consisting of the remastered mixtapes and three additional songs. It was released under Republic Records and his own label XO.
Abel Pintos is an Argentinian singer-songwriter. He started his solo career at the age of 13 with his album Para cantar he nacido (I Was Born To Sing), supported financially by León Gieco. After the release of four studio albums, he started writing his own songs that marked a departure from his folk style.
A famous bearer of this name is Abel Hermant (1862-1950) a French writer, who was member of the prestigious Académie française (French Academy).
“Abel” is the title of a Dutch film made by Alex van Warmerdam, the film director plays the role of Abel, a 31 year old man who has never left home.
Always sounds too close to "A beer" for my liking.
Abel Tesfaye, who goes by the stage name "The Weeknd", is a well known singer and songwriter.
"Nab" is a medieval diminutive of Abel.
I had no idea this name was this popular. There's some kid named Abel in my class, which is actually the first time I've ever heard the name (despite being a Christian, I know), and I thought it was spelled like Abol or Able or something. :P.
I personally hesitate to use this name because of the biblical Abel, who is killed by his brother Cain (well, I would never use Cain/Kane/etc. because of this, but Abel brings up that negative fratricide association for me too). Strikes me as very cool, hipsterish, with many great namesakes, is a great name to use for others who probably don't have the same association that I have.
Abel is the name of Jax and Wendy's son on the show Sons of Anarchy!
The name Abel is also used in Georgia, although it is not very common there these days.In Georgian, Abel is written as: აბელ.A known bearer of this name was the Georgian prince and soldier Abel Makashvili (1860–1920). [noted -ed]
Sounds kind of wimpy to me.
Abel James Arnett is the son of American actress and comedian Amy Poehler and her husband Will Arnett. Abel has an older brother named Archibald "Archie".
I like this in English even though it sounds old fashioned and it doesn't have any good nicknames. Oddly enough I also like the name Cain. But I'm not going to use either, so no need to worry.
This is a nice name, it's a pity that it sounds just like able. The meaning is nice.
This is a Polish version, too.
I personally wouldn't use this name, mostly because it's pronounced the same way as the world "able" (and spelled rather similarly, too).
Abel Nightroad is the main character in the anime 'Trinity Blood'.
I find this name a bit boring.
Abel Bonnard (December 19, 1883-May 31, 1968) was a French poet and novelist. Born in Poitiers, his early education was in Marseilles with secondary studies at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris. A student of literature, he was a graduate of the École du Louvre and a member of the École française de Rome.
Abel Antón Rodrigo (born October 24, 1962 in Ojuel, Soria) is a Spanish long-distance runner, who won gold medals in the marathon at the 1997 and the 1999 World Championships in Athletics. In 1998 Antón became the first Spanish runner to win the London Marathon. He also won the 10.000 m title at the 1994 European Championships in Athletics.
Abel Magwitch is a character in "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.
Abel is a really cute name!
A famous bearer of this name is the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman (1603 - October 10, 1659). Tasman discovered New Zealand (well was the first known European to sight NZ) which he named Staten Landt on the assumption that it was connected to an island (Staten Island, Argentina) at the south of the tip of South America. He also was the first to sight Tasmania.
The name Abel (Frye) is used in a movie/book called Hangman's Curse by Frank Peretti.
Portuguese: u-BEL. [noted -ed]
I know a few people named Abelardo, and are called Abel.
There is a mouse named Abel from a book called Abel's Island.
I remember that book :) But wasn't the mouse's real name "Abelard," or something?

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