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Gender: Male Meaning of Abiel: "God is my father" Origin of Abiel: Hebrew

The name Abiel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is my father". Abiel and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

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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!

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Famous People Named Abiel

Abiel, grandfather of King Saul and Abner, Saul's captain of the host (1 Samuel 14:51)
Abiel the Arbathite, valiant man under King David (1 Chr. 11:32)
Abiel Abbot Low, American shipping magnate
Abiel Abbot, American clergyman
Abiel Holmes, American Congregational clergyman and historian
Abiel Foster, U.S. Congressman from New Hampshire
Abiel Wood, U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
Abiel T. La Forge, American early partner in Macy's department stores
Abiel Lebelo, South African anti-apartheid activist

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