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Pronunciation

eɪbəl

Origin

English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

Meaning

Rooted in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese history, the name Abel is relatively rare despite its biblical significance. Abel means “a breath” in Hebrew, which is a sweet idea since your little one’s life will start with that first, single breath. A synonym for “able”, Abel also conjures images of strength and reliability, fine qualities for any little man!

Rank in the year 2015

Abel was ranked #218 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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