Abel meaning, origin, history

Name: Abel No. of characters: 4 Gender: Boy Origin: HebrewUsed in: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Old Norse, Old Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese, Greenlandic How to pronounce Abel ábel What does my name mean?

The baby boy name Ábel has Hebrew roots used in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Old Norse, Old Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese and Greenlandic. Ábel is Sami cognate of biblical name Abel, thought to be derived from Hebrew word, Hebel, that is also a derivation of hevel meaning breath or vapour in English. In bible, Abel was the one of the two sons of first man and woman, Adam and Eve. Abel was a shephard in the Genesis, he and his brother Cain made the sacrifice to the God. Later Cain murdered his brother, the reason behind Cain's inhumane act is not entirely clear but it is believed that he was aggrieved by God favoring Abel's sacrifice. Abel is also believed to have came from reconstructed word meaning "herdsman" which precisely matches with the description of Abel in Hebrew Bible.

Variants

Forms: Avel, Hebel Derivatives: Aapeli (Hebrew), Âpile, Âpitdle Spelling variants: Abell Diminutive and pet forms: Peli Other variants: Able, Abele, Apeli , Hevel, Ábal

Frequency of baby name Ábel in different countries
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Sweden[1]9100
Denmark[2]3N.A.0N.A.
[1] Baby name stats up to 31 December, 2018 [2] Baby name stats up to 31 December, 2018 Names that rhyme with Abel Sorry, we couldn't any name rhyming with AbelFamous people named Abel
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