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What does Avel mean?

Avel /av-el/ as a name for boys. Avel's root is Hebrew, and the name Avel means "breath, vapour". Avel is an alternate form, with the prefix Av-, of Abel (Hebrew): from the Hebrew name Hevel.


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

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

(female) Avella, Avelle, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent variation forms of Avel (unlisted) are Abe, Abel (#164 via latest list) and Abie. These relations of Avel were at the peak of their popularity in 2014 (adoption of 0.13%). Abel has been the most well-known version, while Abe has lost favor. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Avel and related names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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.