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Abel Name Meaning and Origin

Abel Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Breath, transient, vanity

Name Origin


The name Abel means 'breath' or 'vanity' in Hebrew. In the Bible, Abel was the son of Adam and Eve who was killed by his brother Cain. The name symbolizes the fleeting nature of life and the fragility of human existence.

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Abel Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Abel is a smooth and easy name to pronounce, with a simple two-syllable structure that flows effortlessly.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Abel has a good rhythm with a strong emphasis on the first syllable, making it pleasant to the ear.

Famous People Named Abel

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● Abel Tesfaye

Abel Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to fame with his mixtapes before achieving mainstream success with his album 'Beauty Behind the Madness.' Tesfaye is known for his distinct voice and dark, atmospheric music.

● Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara is an American filmmaker known for his gritty and controversial movies. Some of his notable works include 'Bad Lieutenant,' 'King of New York,' and 'Ms .45.' Ferrara is recognized for his raw and uncompromising approach to filmmaking.

Abel Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Abel

The name Abel is often associated with the biblical story of Abel and Cain, where Abel was tragically murdered by his brother. This negative connotation may overshadow the name's otherwise positive attributes.

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