Gender: Female Meaning of Abelia: "sigh, breath" Origin of Abelia: Hebrew

The name Abelia is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "sigh, breath". Abelia and is often added to lists like Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

This feminine form of Abel is also a flower name and makes a distinctive alternative to the widely used Abigail. There is a similar name, Adelia, that is beginning to be rediscovered thanks to the trend for all names Adel- related.

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Abelia's International Variations

Abella, Abélia, Abelle (French)


paulapuddephatt Says:


How is this pronounced? Unsure. I do like the look of it. It could be another route to Abbie, as well as Abigail and Abilene.

Ejluehrs Says:


I think this name is just beautiful. I wonder how practical it is though because some people might find it hard to pronounce. I like the idea of Abby as a nickname for something more unique than Abigail.

NaomiNY Says:


This name is nice, but I can't use it, because all I associate it with is a character from the anime "Now and Then, Here and There".

Hailey Says:


I didn't think that until I read your comment, now I can't think of anything else! :-D

RoddyThlayli Says:


I like Amelia and Abigail, but this just sounds like an annoying maid to me.

SimoneKadele Says:


This is gorgeous.