Abel m

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Male Male Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Abel f for the female version.

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

1) Latin spelling of Αβελ (Abel), a Greek form of the Hebrew name הֶבֶל (Hevel, Hebel) = 'breath, vapour' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

2) The name could also be a variant form of the Assyrian word ablu = 'son' [2] [3]

Related Names

Aabel
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Aapel
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Aapeli
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Aapili
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Aapilli
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Ábal
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Faroese
Abel
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Ábel
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Sami
Abell
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Abild
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Apeli
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Âpile
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Âpitdle
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Appeli
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Peli
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See also Abbe, Habbol
For female forms see Abelina

Patronyms

  • Swedish: Abelsson (♂), Abelsdotter (♀)
  • Norwegian: Abelsen (♂), Abelson (♂)

Grammar

Old Swedish - Old Swedish
Nominative: Abel
Genitive: Abels
Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Abel
Genitive: Abels
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Abel
Accusative: Abel
Dative: Abeli
Genitive: Abels
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Abel
Genitive: Abelin
Partitive: Abelia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Abel
Accusative: Abel
Dative: Abel
Genitive: Abels
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Abel
Genitive: Abels
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Abel
Genitive: Abels

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

2 January

Sweden Sweden

29 December

Until 1911 the Norwegian name day was on 2 January

Further Information

Pronunciation

  • Swedish: ['ɑ:bəl] (key) [8]

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

Bible

  • Abel was the second son of Adam and Eva, who was murdered by his brother Kain

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[9]
0 5 368 581
Norway Norway[10]
0 n.a. 345 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[11]
0 n.a. 111 n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
n.a. 3 n.a. 827
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Abel(m) Sources: [9][11][10][12]

Sources: [9] [11] [10] [12]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  6. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  8. Per Hedelin: Norstedts svenska uttalslexikon (1997)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi