What does Hevel mean?
Hevel /hev-el/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hevel is "breath, vapor". Also possibly (Assyrian) "meadow". Source form of Abel.
How popular is Hevel?
Hevel is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#72237 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Hevel and related names. Abe and Abel (#164 a year ago) are the prominent varying forms of Hevel (outside Top 1000). Variants like Abele are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names reached its peak during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.582%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.418%, down 28.2%), with the form Abe becoming less stylish. Abel (#164) is the most chic baby name in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Hevel is alike in pronunciation to Havel. Like Hevel, this name is not commonly used.