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Abel is another traditional biblical name and one of the more famous stories from the Old Testament. As the first person to die, the name Abel certainly has a heavy meaning!
Abel is a Biblical name borne by the youngest son of Adam and Eve. As the story goes, he was murdered by his jealous brother Cain. The name comes from the Hebrew word ‘hevel,’ meaning “breath” or “vapour.” This name is especially popular in Spain.
Famous People With This Name
Abél Makonnen Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer. Abel Ferrara is an American film maker. Abel Pacheoco is a former president of Costa Rica. Abel Resino is a Spanish association football manager and former goalkeeper.
A possible nickname could be Abe, although that is both a name in itself and a short form of the name Abraham.
Related names include Abe or Abraham, but only because they sound similar. They do not share the same meaning.
Stories Featuring This Name
Apart from the story of Cain and Abel, it is also the name of a character in a DC comic called “Cain and Abel,” based on the biblical story. Abel Magwitch is a main character in Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations.”
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