Abel

Abel - A very unique male name



  Jan 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Abel, meaning breath, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #583. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Abel and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Abel? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Abel. The baby boy name Abel was given to 1,919 baby boys in 2012, ranking #191 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 855 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Abel peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 191.



Famous with this name

Walter Abel
Alfred Abel
Jake Abel


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Abel is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Abel is currently topping the baby name charts in South Dakota at position #93 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #356.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Abel is where you live.


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Abel origin and meaning

Abel is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means breath. To see famous people named Abel, pop culture references for the name Abel and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Abel

We've found the following names that sound similar to Abel, sorted by popularity.

Apollo / Abiel / Aviel / Able /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012191
2011239
2010293
2009332
2008362
2007344
2006339
2005353
2004355
2003361
2002354
2001360
2000356
1999370
1998381
1997359
1996388
1995350
1994403
1993382
1992372
1991371
1990390
1989405
1988389
1987409
1986382
1985397
1984392
1983396
1982375
1981371
1980368
1979394
1978401
1977421
1976389
1975392
1974431
1973414
1972437
1971449
1970472
1969451
1968463
1967478
1966467
1965456
1964461
1963468
1962481
1961478
1960487
1959499
1958487
1957487
1956502
1955473
1954463
1953457
1952520
1951487
1950504
1949506
1948500
1947547
1946577
1945520
1944533
1943591
1942547
1941503
1940530
1939548
1938605
1937568
1936638
1935580
1934583
1933547
1932540
1931571
1930557
1929610
1928754
1927669
1926584
1925724
1924592
1923812
1922672
1921705
1920730
1919773
1918655
1917621
1916701
1915825
1914859
1913644
1912755
1911583

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Dakota93
Wyoming116
North Dakota118
Iowa130
Nevada135
Vermont135
Colorado137
Montana141
West Virginia143
Arizona143
Tennessee156
California157
Texas157
New Mexico160
Oklahoma160
Idaho160
Kansas163
Maine165
Wisconsin169
Minnesota170
Illinois173
Indiana181
North Carolina184
Nebraska196
Washington198
Georgia210
Kentucky214
Arkansas214
Oregon221
Michigan221
Missouri231
Maryland235
Alaska245
Virginia250
Florida251
Ohio256
Louisiana264
District of Columbia271
Alabama283
New York307
Pennsylvania321
Massachusetts322
South Carolina323
Mississippi324
Connecticut328
Utah329
New Jersey356

Even more about Abel


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Abel a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Abel?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Abel
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 855
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +1,919

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