What does Avel mean?
Avel /av-el/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys. Avel's root is Hebrew, and the name Avel means "breath, vapour". Avel is an alternate form of Abel (Hebrew): from the Hebrew name Hevel. Compare surname Auvil.
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. Census)
Prominent variation forms of Avel (unlisted) are Abe and Abel (#164 a year ago). These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.582%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.418%, down 28.2%), with the form Abe becoming less stylish. Abel (#164) is the most trendy birth name here. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Avel and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)