Abelia is the feminine form of Abel, a Hebrew male name possibly derived from Hebrew hevel (הֶבֶל) meaning “breath, vapor; vanity” or from Akkadian ablu meaning “son”. Another possible meaning I’ve seen for the name is that it may be related to a word meaning “herdsman”, in reference to Abel’s role as a shepherd while his brother Cain was a farmer. Abelia is the name of a genus of flowers in the honeysuckle family, named for British naturalist and surgeon Clarke Abel.

Origin: Hebrew, Akkadian



  • Abélia (French)
  • Abélie (French)
  • Abelie (French, English)
  • Abella (English)
  • Abelina (English)


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