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Abel

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How popular is the baby name Abel in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 0 9
1881 12 0 12
1882 10 0 10
1883 12 0 12
1884 14 0 14
1885 6 0 6
1886 16 0 16
1887 11 0 11
1888 8 0 8
1889 9 0 9
1890 14 0 14
1891 10 0 10
1892 8 0 8
1893 13 0 13
1894 15 0 15
1895 6 0 6
1896 15 0 15
1897 12 0 12
1898 10 0 10
1899 15 0 15
1900 15 0 15
1901 13 0 13
1902 11 0 11
1903 14 0 14
1904 10 0 10
1905 6 0 6
1906 11 0 11
1907 10 0 10
1908 15 0 15
1909 16 0 16
1910 11 0 11
1911 30 0 30
1912 40 0 40
1913 48 0 48
1914 51 0 51
1915 64 0 64
1916 62 0 62
1917 86 0 86
1918 76 0 76
1919 91 0 91
1920 79 0 79
1921 84 0 84
1922 91 0 91
1923 73 0 73
1924 110 0 110
1925 83 0 83
1926 101 0 101
1927 79 0 79
1928 85 0 85
1929 95 0 95
1930 123 0 123
1931 93 0 93
1932 94 0 94
1933 96 0 96
1934 94 0 94
1935 92 0 92
1936 75 0 75
1937 91 0 91
1938 87 0 87
1939 95 0 95
1940 101 0 101
1941 121 0 121
1942 106 0 106
1943 91 0 91
1944 118 0 118
1945 113 0 113
1946 117 0 117
1947 146 0 146
1948 151 0 151
1949 161 0 161
1950 170 0 170
1951 184 0 184
1952 163 0 163
1953 219 0 219
1954 224 0 224
1955 215 0 215
1956 212 0 212
1957 234 0 234
1958 241 0 241
1959 224 0 224
1960 248 0 248
1961 280 0 280
1962 259 0 259
1963 273 0 273
1964 274 0 274
1965 280 0 280
1966 257 0 257
1967 252 0 252
1968 266 0 266
1969 278 0 278
1970 284 0 284
1971 309 0 309
1972 322 0 322
1973 360 0 360
1974 330 0 330
1975 387 5 382
1976 395 0 395
1977 347 0 347
1978 371 0 371
1979 436 6 430
1980 480 5 475
1981 484 6 478
1982 467 0 467
1983 435 9 426
1984 425 0 425
1985 461 0 461
1986 487 5 482
1987 462 5 457
1988 518 5 513
1989 550 8 542
1990 611 7 604
1991 622 0 622
1992 631 0 631
1993 625 5 620
1994 584 0 584
1995 717 0 717
1996 606 0 606
1997 718 0 718
1998 668 0 668
1999 711 0 711
2000 763 0 763
2001 733 0 733
2002 774 0 774
2003 759 5 754
2004 797 6 791
2005 855 0 855
2006 922 0 922
2007 940 0 940
2008 864 0 864
2009 968 5 963
2010 1,125 0 1,125
2011 1,512 8 1,504
2012 1,944 0 1,944
2013 2,240 7 2,233
2014 2,557 0 2,557
2015 3,226 10 3,216

Want to know about the popularity of the Abel baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44,485 babies born with the name Abel in the United States. That's more than enough Abels to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 9 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Abel" was in 2015 with a total of 3,216 babies. (That's a lot of baby Abels)

According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Abel" ranks #95 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 15 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 2013. Across the entire United States a total of 2,240 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Abel popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Abel" mean? The list below shows the origins of Abel as well as things modernly associated with the name Abel such as celebrities named Abel.

Origin and Meaning of Abel

The name "Abel" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "A breath". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara is a director, screenwriter, actor, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1971 to present. Abel was born in 1951 in The Bronx, New York City, U.S.

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Abel Xavier

Abel Xavier is a football biography. Abel was born in 1972 in Nampula, Mozambique.

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Abel Balbo

Abel Balbo is a football biography. Abel was born in 1966 in Empalme, Argentina.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Abel

Abel Arnett
Abel Lake
Abel Hernandez
Abel James
Abel Industries
Abel Teller
Abel Tesfaye
Abel Personnel
Abel Reels
Abel Reservoir

Alternative Meanings

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

B is for beacon, you extend your friendly hand.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

Your name in reverse order is "Leba". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Bael". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Abel born May 4, 1959

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern China approximately on 1700. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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