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Abel Name Popularity

How popular is the name Abel? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 570 7 0.0019%
1912 747 10 0.002%
1913 645 20 0.0035%
1914 840 15 0.0022%
1915 805 24 0.0026%
1916 693 41 0.0042%
1917 621 57 0.0057%
1918 650 54 0.005%
1919 761 37 0.0035%
1920 722 46 0.0041%
1921 697 52 0.0045%
1922 667 59 0.0053%
1923 806 35 0.0031%
1924 591 81 0.007%
1925 720 45 0.004%
1926 587 76 0.0069%
1927 666 56 0.0051%
1928 746 40 0.0037%
1929 611 64 0.0062%
1930 557 81 0.0078%
1931 571 70 0.0071%
1932 541 79 0.008%
1933 546 76 0.0082%
1934 581 69 0.0071%
1935 582 65 0.0067%
1936 632 48 0.005%
1937 571 68 0.0069%
1938 603 61 0.006%
1939 548 73 0.0072%
1940 529 82 0.0077%
1941 504 97 0.0086%
1942 546 84 0.0067%
1943 589 75 0.0057%
1944 534 92 0.0074%
1945 522 93 0.0076%
1946 580 83 0.0056%
1947 546 111 0.0066%
1948 503 133 0.0083%
1949 506 130 0.0081%
1950 503 134 0.0083%
1951 487 153 0.009%
1952 526 134 0.0077%
1953 456 197 0.0111%
1954 464 199 0.0109%
1955 473 199 0.0108%
1956 501 187 0.0099%
1957 486 210 0.0109%
1958 487 213 0.0113%
1959 498 203 0.0107%
1960 488 222 0.0117%
1961 478 234 0.0124%
1962 482 230 0.0125%
1963 468 242 0.0135%
1964 461 252 0.0143%
1965 456 247 0.0151%
1966 467 224 0.0143%
1967 479 204 0.0134%
1968 459 232 0.0155%
1969 451 247 0.016%
1970 472 251 0.0158%
1971 449 281 0.0187%
1972 437 294 0.0216%
1973 414 315 0.0243%
1974 430 295 0.0227%
1975 392 354 0.0275%
1976 391 351 0.0272%
1977 421 308 0.0228%
1978 401 330 0.0245%
1979 394 377 0.0267%
1980 368 427 0.0292%
1981 371 429 0.0292%
1982 376 421 0.0282%
1983 396 376 0.0255%
1984 392 387 0.026%
1985 398 413 0.0272%
1986 382 438 0.029%
1987 409 409 0.0268%
1988 390 468 0.03%
1989 405 490 0.0304%
1990 389 553 0.0334%
1991 371 582 0.0357%
1992 372 588 0.0368%
1993 382 567 0.0364%
1994 403 531 0.0346%
1995 350 666 0.0442%
1996 388 567 0.0379%
1997 359 663 0.0448%
1998 381 619 0.0414%
1999 370 671 0.0448%
2000 357 717 0.0469%
2001 361 702 0.0466%
2002 354 724 0.0483%
2003 361 716 0.0471%
2004 355 760 0.0499%
2005 354 803 0.0525%
2006 338 892 0.057%
2007 346 904 0.0573%
2008 361 831 0.0538%
2009 331 933 0.0624%
2010 293 1,101 0.0764%
2011 239 1,477 0.1037%
2012 191 1,934 0.1357%
2013 180 2,226 0.1563%
2014 164 2,556 0.1754%
2015 123 3,235 0.2223%
2016 137 3,020 0.2095%
2017 146 2,674 0.1916%
2018 146 2,655 0.1932%
2019 156 2,441 0.1803%

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Names Like Abel

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What names are variants of Abel?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Abel.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abe

A diminutive form of Abraham.

Hebrew

Abele

Breath, vapour

Hebrew

Abell

Breath, vapour

Hebrew

Abelson

Breath, vapour

Hebrew

Abey

Breath, vapour; father of a multitude (of nations); high father

Hebrew

Abie

Breath, vapour; father of a multitude (of nations); high father

Hebrew

Able

Breath, vapour

Hebrew

Avel

Breath, vapour

Hebrew


What names sound like Abel?

If you like how Abel sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Abel.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abiel

My father is the Lord

Hebrew

Abyel

My father is the Lord

Hebrew


What names are similar to Abel?

Find a name that’s like Abel, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abelard

Noble strength

German


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4 Comments

  1. My husband had his heart set on Abel for a boy since day one

  2. I love everything about Abel’s name

  3. Named him after his father

  4. I chose this name because it means breath, and first son. Which both have significance as he was my first born, and when he was born he was not breathing. He spent 7 days in the NICU due to his lung issues.


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