Abel (ay-buhl) is a masculine name that is used in the English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, and Biblical Greek languages.

Meaning and HistoryEdit

Abel is derived from the Hebrew name Hevel or Havel which means "breath".

In the Old Testament, he is the second son of Adam and Eve, murdered out of envy by his brother Cain. In England, this name came into use during the Middle Ages, and it was common during the Puritan era.