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What does Abdel mean?

Abdel Pronunciation of Abdel as a boys' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Abdel is "servant". Abdel is an alternate form of Abdul (Arabic).


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, servant


VARIANTS Abdull, Abdoull, Abdoul, Abdell, Abdall, Abdal

OTHER FORMS VIA ABDUL Ab, Abdalla, Abdella, Abdellah, Del

(male) Aedel, ..

(female) Abdeld, ..

Abdel Johnpaul (A.J.), ..

How popular is Abdel?

Abdel is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#70052 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Ab, Abdul (#1439 IN RECENT RANKINGS) and Del are the prominent alternative forms of Abdel (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). Other forms, like Abdella, are uncommon. These relations of Abdel were popular during 1970-1979 (MEDIAN #1383) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1813, 26% LESS USAGE). (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ab, Abdul, Del in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Abbe, Abbey, Abda, Abdi, Abe, Abeer, Abel, Abele, Abell, Abey, Abie, Abiel, Abiell (see Abiel), Able, Abner, Abriel, Abyel, Abyell (see Abiel), Acel, Adael, Adal, Addem, Ade, Adeel, Adel, Adem, Aden, Adiel, Adil, Ahbiel (see Abiel), Aiden, Airel, Aksel, Alden, Amel, Amiel, Amyel, Anael, Ander, Angel, Anjel, Ansel, Anwel, Ardal, Ardel, Ardell, Arden, Arel, Ariel, Arnel, Aryel, Asael, Asiel, Askel, Auden, Audey, Aurel, Avel, Aviel, Avrel, Avyel, Axel, Ayden, Cadel, Edel, Eudel, Fidel, Rodel, Udel and Videl. These names tend to be more commonly used than Abdel.

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