Abel

Male

Meaning

A Breath

Origin

Hebrew

Pronunciation

/ˈeɪbəl/

EDITOR'S NOTE

Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Abel, a dog name with biblical roots, is perfect for your loyal canine companion. It's like naming your dog after the original underdog, the second son of Adam and Eve. Abel was a shepherd, so it's a fitting name for a herding breed or any dog with a protective nature. Plus, it's a nod to Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, so your pup will always be ready for a 'Blinding Lights' dance-off. And let's not forget, it's an anagram for 'bale', which is what you'll be doing when your Abel fetches the newspaper like a champ!

Traits associated with the name Abel:

Dogs named Abel tend to be loving, loyal, good-natured, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, and empathy.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Abel?

Naming your dog Abel suggests that you have a strong appreciation for tradition and a deep respect for the past. It also suggests that you have a strong sense of faith and a desire to honor the memory of those who have gone before you.

Is Abel a good dog name?

Abel has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Abel is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Abel is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Abel outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Abel was, in the past month, the 1010th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of April 2024, Abel is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Abel was viewed 46 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Abel's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Abel is most adored in Louisiana, Oklahoma and District of Columbia.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in California, Utah and Oregon.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Abel.

Most popular breeds named Abel:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Chihuahua
  3. American Staffordshire Terrier
  4. Rottweiler

Abel is found in these categories:

biblical dog names
biblical

Abel is a biblical character, the second son of Adam and Eve in the Old Testament.

spiritual dog names
spiritual

Derived from biblical context, Abel was a righteous son of Adam and Eve.

Dog names like Abel:

Of The Sky
Little Fire
Counselor
Genuine, bold or brave
Bear
Great, magnificent
Abel dog name meaning

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