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What does Hevel mean?

Hevel \he-vel\ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hevel is "breath, vapor". Also possibly (Assyrian) "meadow". Source form of Abel.


Hevel has 8 related forms via Abel: Abe, Abele, Abell, Abelson, Abey, Abie, Able and Avel.


Hevel is an uncommonly occurring first name for males and an uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (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 (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its peak during 1880-1889 and is now significantly lower, with the form Abe becoming less stylish. Abel (#164) is the most chic baby name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Hevel is alike in pronunciation to Havel. Like Hevel, this name is not commonly used.