Boy Names baby nameAbel

What does the name Abel mean?

The meaning of the name “Abel” is: “A Breath”.

Additional information: According to the Bible, Abel, the second son of Adam and Eve, was a shepherd and has the distinction of being the first murder victim in history, murdered by his brother, Cain. The Bible indicates that he was the first person to please God with offerings after Adam and Eve fell from his favor. Abel was killed by Cain out of jealousy, as he also wanted  to please God.
Abel is a homonym with the English word “able”, meaning "capable".
Abel was regularly used during the nineteenth century, but nowadays it is quite a rare name.