Abel is a beautiful Biblical name of Hebrew origin that means breath or vanity. Presently, Abel ranks as the 115th most popular name for boys in the United States, and has risen 34 spots in popularity since last year.

style="font-weight: 400;">This name is an understated choice with timeless appeal. According to Nameberry.com, “Abel...is one of the few well-known Old Testament names not plagued with overuse.” Celeb parents Will Arnett and Amy Poehler undoubtedly helped give this name a boost in popularity when they selected it for their second son.

Adore the name Abel? Similar options to consider include Asher, Levi or Isaac.

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