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pinWhat does Hevel mean?

Hevel /hev-el/ 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.

Kreatif forms: Hedvel, Hevelley, Hivel. [more]

pinHow 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 2 years ago) are the prominent varying forms of Hevel (outside Top 1000). Other variants, like Abele, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Hevel was well-received among parents during 1880-1889 (average #418) and is somewhat less today (#582, down 28.2%). Abel has been the most prevalent, and Abe has become less popular. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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.

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