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Servant of God
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Abdiel
Abdiel is an obscure Biblical name from the Hebrew עֲבְדִּיאֵל meaning “servant of God” (from “abad” meaning “servant” and “el” meaning “God”). The name only appears once in the Old Testament in 1 Chronicles 5:15 which states “Ahi the son of Abdiel, son of Guni, was chief in their fathers’ houses.” There is, however, a more illustrious story concerning Abdiel in John Milton’s 1667 masterpiece “Paradise Lost”. Abdiel can be found in Books V-VI as a seraph (an angel of the highest rank) and described among the Seraphim as the one with the most “zeal” and who strictly obeyed the commands of God. When Lucifer provokes rebellion among the other angels Abdiel is the only “faithful found / Among the faithless” and condemns Satan for his actions. Abdiel goes to inform God of the brewing revolt, but battle plans are already in progress. Abdiel then proves himself to be a faithful “servant of God” in the ensuring clash between good and evil. Aside from this important reference in terms of Abdiel’s character in “Paradise Lost”, the name has also been used in various other literary works. Regardless, Abdiel remains a very obscure and rarely used masculine given name.
Popularity of the Name Abdiel
Abdiel first appeared on the American male naming charts in 2008 and it has seen very modest increases since then. We must take a moment to applaud the few parents who have actually managed to resurrect this ancient Hebrew name. The references in both the Bible and “Paradise Lost” are so obscure and little-known it’s amazing Abdiel is even in circulation as a given name at all. The name’s etymology (i.e., “servant of God”) is appealing to religiously strict parents for obvious reasons, but Abdiel is also a heroic character from one of the greatest pieces of English literature ever composed (and some scholarly critics surmise that Abdiel represented John Milton himself). Even if Abdiel is not one of our top favorites we still congratulate the parents out there thoughtful enough to have found it.
Popularity of the Boy Name Abdiel
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Abdiel
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Abdiel
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Abdiel
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Famous People Named Abdiel
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Children of Famous People Named Abdiel
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Abdiel - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Abdiel
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Abdiel