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What does Able mean?

Able Pronunciation of Able as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and the name Able means "breath, vapour". Able is a variant form of Abel (Hebrew): from the Hebrew name Hevel.



VARIANTS Abell, Abele

RELATIONS VIA ABEL Abe, Abey, Abie, Avel



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How popular is Able?

Able is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#12107 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Able (UNLISTED) listed in the Top 2000 are Abel (#146 FROM RECENT DATA), Abe (#1859) and Abie. These relations of Able reached the apex of their popularity in the year 2015 (USAGE OF 0.17%) and are almost as common today (USAGE 0.15%, DOWN 12%), but with the form Abe becoming somewhat outmoded. Abel is the most trendy birth name in this list. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abe, Abel, Abie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Able is alike in pronunciation to Abiel, Abiell, Abyel, Abyell and Ahbiel. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aage, Ab, Abba, Abbe, Abbey, Abbie, Abby, Abda, Abdi, Abeer, Abia, Abir, Abna, Abner, Abo, Abot, Acee, Acie, Ade, Adler, Albie, Alec, Aled, Alem, Alen, Alex, Ali, Allen, Allex, Alley, Allie, Aly, Ambie, Ange, Anse, Arie, Arlea, Arlie, Arly, Arne, Arte, Arye, Ase, Ashe, Atlea, Atlee, Atley, Atli, Ave, Axe, Axl, Cable, Cale, Cole, Erle, Gable, Gale, Jule, Kile, Kyle, Lale, Lyle, Nile, Noble, Ole, Sable, Vale, Wole, Yale and Yule. These names tend to be more commonly used than Able.

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