Abel Name Meaning

Common European surname: from the personal name Abel, which is of Biblical origin and was used as a Christian name in many countries of Europe. In the Book of Genesis Abel is a son of Adam, murdered by his brother Cain (Genesis 4:1–8). In Christian tradition he is regarded as representative of suffering innocence. The Hebrew form of the name is Hevel, from a vocabulary word meaning ‘breath’. German: from the personal name Abel, a pet form of Albrecht (see Albert).

List of People with Surname Abel

According to our database, there are a total of 14,234 people with the surname Abel. Among these people surnamed Abel, there are about 966 unique names, with an average of 14 people who have the same name. James Abel, William Abel and Linda Abel are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Abel, with 298, 279 and 152 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that California has the largest number of people surnamed Abel, with a total of 1,149 people, and there are a total of 518 unique names among these people. Florida is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Abel, with a total of 1,048 people and an average of 461 unique names.