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What does Able mean?

Able \a-ble, ab-le\ as a boys' name. Able's root is Hebrew, and the name Able means "breath, vapour". Able is a variant of Abel (Hebrew): from the Hebrew name Hevel.


Variations

Able has 2 variants: Abele and Abell.

Able has 5 more related variations via Abel: Abe, Abelson, Abey, Abie and Avel.


Popularity

Able is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#12107 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Prominent varying forms of Able (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Abel (#164 last year) and Abe. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.582%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.418%, down 28.2%), with the form Abe becoming less stylish. Abel (#164) is the most trendy birth name in this list. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Able and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Abe, Abel in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Able is alike in pronunciation to Abiel and Abyel. Another suggested similar baby name is Abbe. Like Able, these names are not commonly used.

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