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What does Hevel mean?

Hevel Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: meadow.


1 related form via Abel: Avel.

Creative forms:
(male) Heven, Hevley, ..

(female) Hevhel, Hevzel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hevel Jake (H.J.), ..

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. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Abel (#125 a year ago) is the only prominent varying form of Hevel (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this relation of Hevel is well-received among parents today (#125). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of 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. Other recommended names are Dekel, Feivel, Hamel, Harel, Haven, Hazel, Heber, Heder, Herve, Hervey, Herzel, Herzl, Hesed, Heshel (see Hershel), Hewe, Hewet, Howel, Hywel, Jerel, Lovel, Neel, Newel, Pavel, Peel, Ravel and Reuel. Like Hevel, these names are not commonly used.