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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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