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The name Abel is of Hebrew origin, and means breath.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Abel has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Abel
Use of the Name Abel for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
27,190 22,297 14,982 7,210 3,796 1,528 775
The table below indicates the number of times the name Abel has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Abel
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18806409  
188150312  
188261110  
188352712  
188450414  
18858376  
188645116  
188754411  
18887558  
18896739  
189051114  
189159710  
18927928  
189353813  
189452115  
18959806  
189653415  
189761512  
189870110  
189950215  
190064915  
190156113  
190268711  
190359414  
190476010  
1905    
190675211  
190786610  
190868215  
190967616  
191098111  
191154730  
191266740  
191364148  
191473751  
191574964  
191678062  
191765284  
191872378  
191963891  
192073579  
192172383  
192268091  
192376973  
1924609110  
192570783  
1926621101  
192773978  
192869284  
192962196  
1930539123  
193161593  
193260695  
193359994  
193461294  
193561191  
193668774  
193761191  
193864087  
193959495  
1940588101  
1941538120  
1942607107  
194367191  
1944551120  
1945573111  
1946589118  
1947557146  
1948548148  
1949523162  
1950511172  
1951502179  
1952545164  
1953473216  
1954481224  
1955501216  
1956514212  
1957505234  
1958500241  
1959526222  
1960503248  
1961477281  
1962494257  
1963483273  
1964478274  
1965467279  
1966479257  
1967473253  
1968466264  
1969458279  
1970479283  
1971464309  
1972442323  
1973412359  
1974435329  
1975396381  
1976387395  
1977421348  
1978400368  
1979389430  
1980366475  
1981365477  
1982373465  
1983390427  
1984400425  
1985390459  
1986381481  
1987405456  
1988383514  
1989400540  
1990385601  
1991370623  
1992370629  
1993378618  
1994399582  
1995340717  
1996386605  
1997353715  
1998378667  
1999366710  
2000351763  
2001361732  
2002353773  
2003360753  
2004358775  
Totals:  27,190 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Abel as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Abel appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 124 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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