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What does Avel mean?

Avel Pronunciation of Avel [av-el] as a name for boys has its root in Hebrew, and the name Avel means "breath, vapour". Avel is an alternate form of Abel (Hebrew): from the Hebrew name Hevel.


6 alternative forms via Abel: Abe, Abele, Abell, Abey, Abie and Able.

Creative forms:
(male) Alel, Aval, ..

(female) Avar, Avna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Avel Syncere (A.S.), ..

How popular is Avel?

Avel is a rare given name for males. Avel is an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Avel (unlisted) are Abe (#1841 via latest list), Abel (#125) and Abie. These relations of Avel were at the peak of their popularity in 2015 (adoption of 0.17%). Abel has been the most well-known version, while Abe has lost favor. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Avel is pronounced similarly to Aviel and Avyel. Other suggested similar names are Abdel, Abiel, Abyel, Acee, Acel, Acer, Acey, Adael, Adal, Ade, Adel, Adem, Aden, Adiel, Adil, Aed, Airel, Akil, Aksel, Al, Aled, Alek, Alem, Alex, Alven, Amed, Amel, Amer, Ames, Amiel, Amil, Angel, Ansel, Ardel, Arek, Arel, Aren, Arnel, Asael, Ase, Asen, Askel, Ava, Ave, Avenel, Avenil, Averel, Averil, Avery, Avi, Avia, Avner, Avon, Avrel, Axe, Axel, Axell, Axil, Axl, Cael, Del, Edel, Gael, Joel, Kael, Neel, Noel, Orel, Pavel, Peel, Ravel, Ruel and Yael. These names tend to be more commonly used than Avel.

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