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What does Abell mean?

Abell Pronunciation of Abell [abell] as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Abell means "breath, vapour". Abell is a variant form of Abel (Hebrew): from the Hebrew name Hevel.


Abell has 2 variants: Abele and Able.

5 more related forms via Abel: Abe, Abelson, Abey, Abie and Avel.

Creative forms:
(male) Abal, Abeal, ..

(female) Abal, Abbel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Abell Jaxon (A.J.), ..

How popular is Abell?

Abell is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#4731 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Abel (#125 a year ago), Abe (#1841) and Abie are the popular varying forms of Abell (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Avel, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Abell is at its apex today (usage of 0.2%). Abel has been the overall favorite, while Abe has become less contemporary. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abe, Abel, Abie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Abell and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Abell is alike in pronunciation to Abiel, Abiell, Abyel, Abyell and Ahbiel. Other recommended names are Abdal, Abdall, Abdel, Abdell, Abdella, Abdul, Abdull, Abeer, Abert, Acel, Adeel, Adel, Amel, Ancell, Angell, Ansell, Anwell, Ardell, Arel, Ariell, Arnell, Aryell, Askell, Atwell, Avrell, Axel, Axell, Axill, Bell, Buell, Cabell, Dell, Euell, Ewell, Gaell, Joell, Kell, Lyell, Odell, Pell and Udell. These names tend to be more commonly used than Abell.

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