Abel m

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Male Male Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Abel f for the female version.

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Latin spelling of Αβελ (Abel), a Greek form of the Hebrew name הֶבֶל (Hevel, Hebel) = 'breath', 'vapour' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

2) The name could also be a variant form of the Assyrian word ablu = 'son' [2] [3] [8] [9]

3) Frisian pet form of Albrecht (see Adalberaht) [8]

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See also Abbe, Habbol
For female forms see Abelina

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Abelinpoika Finland
Abelsen Denmark Norway
Abelson Norway Sweden
Abelssen Norway
Abelsson Faroe Islands Iceland Norway Sweden
Abelssøn Norway
Abelsøn Norway

Female

Abeldatter Norway
Abeldotter Sweden
Abelintytär Finland
Abelsdatter Denmark Norway
Abelsdotter Norway Sweden
Abelsdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Old Swedish - Old Swedish
Nominative: Abel
Genitive: Abels
Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Abel
Genitive: Abels
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Abel
Accusative: Abel
Dative: Abeli
Genitive: Abels
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Abel
Genitive: Abelin
Partitive: Abelia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Abel
Accusative: Abel
Dative: Abel
Genitive: Abels
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Abel
Genitive: Abels
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Abel
Genitive: Abels

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

2 January

Sweden Sweden

29 December

Until 1911 the Norwegian name day was on 2 January

Further Information

Pronunciation

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

Bible

  • Abel was the second son of Adam and Eva, who was murdered by his brother Kain

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 589 people were named Abel m (percentage of first or only given name: 30 %) [12]
  • Abel m is also used as an Icelandic horse name

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[14]
541 803 0 12 541 791
Finland Finland[15]
n.a.
934
n.a.
3
n.a.
931
Greenland Greenland[16]
93 409
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[17]
208
n.a.
0
n.a.
208
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[18]
5 9
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[19]
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
651
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Statistics as male name

Recent statistics trend[14][17][19][15]:Name statistics for Abel (m)

Sources: [14] [17] [19] [15]

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Abel (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Abel (m)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  6. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  10. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  11. Per Hedelin: Norstedts svenska uttalslexikon (1997)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  16. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  18. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no