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What does Able mean?

Able Pronunciation of Able [able] as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and the name Able means "breath, vapour". Able is a variant form of Abel (Hebrew): from the Hebrew name Hevel.


VARIANTS Abell, Abele

RELATIONS VIA ABEL Abe, Abey, Abie, Avel

(male) Aale, Abal, ..

(female) Abal, Ablia, ..

Able Aarav (A.A.), ..

How popular is Able?

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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Able (UNLISTED) listed in the Top 2000 are Abel (#125 FROM RECENT DATA), Abe (#1841) and Abie. These relations of Able were at the apex of their popularity in 2015 (USAGE OF 0.17%), except for the form Abe which have become somewhat outmoded. Abel is the most trendy birth name in this list. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abe, Abel, Abie 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, Abiell, Abyel, Abyell and Ahbiel. Other suggested similar names are Aage, Ab, Abba, Abbe, Abbey, Abbie, Abby, Abda, Abdi, Abeer, Abia, Abir, Abna, Abner, Abo, Abot, Acee, Acie, Ade, Adler, Albie, Alec, Aled, Alem, Alen, Alex, Ali, Allen, Allex, Alley, Allie, Aly, Ambie, Ange, Anse, Arie, Arlea, Arlie, Arly, Arne, Arte, Arye, Ase, Ashe, Atlea, Atlee, Atley, Atli, Ave, Axe, Axl, Cable, Cale, Cole, Erle, Gable, Gale, Jule, Kile, Kyle, Lale, Lyle, Nile, Noble, Ole, Sable, Vale, Wole, Yale and Yule. These names tend to be more commonly used than Able.

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