Abel (first name)

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Abel is a male given name and family name . In the Low German- speaking area, Abel is a female given name as the short form of Apollonia .

Origin and meaning

Abel ( Hebrew : "breath", "transience") is a name that comes from the Bible . There Abel is the second son of Adam and Eve .

In the Middle Ages Abel was also a short form of Albrecht . His feminine form is Abelina .

Name days

Name day is the

Well-known namesake

Abel as fictional people:

See also

  • Abel (disambiguation)

Web links

Wiktionary: Abel  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Examples from church registers in Franz Schubert: Wedding registers from the oldest church registers in Schleswig-Holstein - From the beginnings to the year 1704 . Volume 4 The Probsteien Kiel - Plön - Segeberg . Goettingen 1987
  2. First name list of the Föhr-Amrum office (PDF)