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".
From the experts:
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!