Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Breath, Vapor
Main Origin Language: Hebrew
(Or View Abel Girl)

In 2017 the name Abel...

• was given to 2,686 baby boys
• was the 146th most popular name for baby boys
• was 185% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in West Virginia, Arkansas, and Arizona
• was least popular in Vermont, Deleware, and New Jersey
• was about as popular as Calvin and King
Babies Named Abel Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Abel...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2015
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1952
• is 1011% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 258% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Weston, Jensen, Bowen, Emmeline, Raelyn, Kora
• has the most opposite popularity history to Joseph, Rudy, Nelson, Margarita, Kathrine, Rosa
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Abel Per State
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Geographically the name Abel...

• 35% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Zander, Braxton, Jaxon, Lilly, Delilah, Adalyn
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Nasir, Ari, Ahmad, Kayla, Adriana, Zuri
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Abel by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Abel are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Abel will be the only kid named Abel in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Abel compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Abel rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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