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Meaning and name origin

Able \a-ble, ab-le\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Able is "breath, vapour". Able is a variant of Abel (Hebrew): from the Hebrew name Hevel, and the meaning implies vanity.


Able has 2 variant forms: Abele, Abell.


Able is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12109 out of 88799, Top 14%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Able and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Abel (#164). (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Able is also pronounced similarly to Abiel and Abyel. Other suggested similar baby names are Abbe, Abe and Abie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Able.