Gender: Masculine
Origin: Hebrew  עֲבְדִּיאֵל
Meaning: “servant of God.”

The name is found once in the Old Testament, namely, in  1 Chronicles 5:15 as the name of the son of Guni and the father of Ahi.

Abdullah is often viewed as the Arabic translation and equivalent.

The name appears in Milton’s Paradise Lost (1667) as the name of the brave seraph who withstood against Satan’s revolt.

It was borne by Abdiel Daily Crossman (1804-1859), a mayor of New Orleans.

It is currently the 806th most popular male name in the United States, 2010.

It is a very common name in Latin American countries, especially Panama.


  1. http://www.behindthename.com/top/name/abdiel
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdiel