Abel m. Traditionally derived from Hebrew הֶבֶל 'breath, vapor; vanity'.
The name of an early Syrian saint, an early Coptic saint, an 8th C French saint, and a 13th C king of Denmark. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Abel. Geneva Bible (1560): Abél, Habél.
The name was moderately common in England in the 13th C, but then fell out of use until being revived in the late 16th C.