"God is my father"

Abiel Origin and Meaning

The name Abiel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is my father".

Abiel is a biblical name (he was the grandfather of Saul) that was used by Puritans, particularly in Massachusetts, so it has a long pedigree. Parents are increasingly looking for underused traditional names, and this name, with the great nickname option of Abe, is ripe for more use!

Abiel Popularity

Famous People Named Abiel

  • Abielgrandfather of King Saul and Abner, Saul's captain of the host (1 Samuel 14:51)
  • Abiel the Arbathitevaliant man under King David (1 Chr. 11:32)
  • Abiel Abbot LowAmerican shipping magnate
  • Abiel AbbotAmerican clergyman
  • Abiel HolmesAmerican Congregational clergyman and historian
  • Abiel FosterU.S. Congressman from New Hampshire
  • Abiel WoodU.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
  • Abiel T. La ForgeAmerican early partner in Macy's department stores
  • Abiel LebeloSouth African anti,apartheid activist