Babel Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German or Polish Babel ‘Babylon’ (which was named with the Assyrian elements bab ‘gate’ + ilu ‘god’). The Jewish people were held in captivity in Babylon from 597 to about 538 bc, and the name was sometimes adopted with reference to being an oppressed minority in a foreign culture. French: from a medieval personal name bestowed in honor of St. Babylas, a 3rd-century Christian patriarch of Antioch, whose name is of uncertain origin. German: variant of the personal name Babo, a name developed from baby talk, also a pet form of Paul.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Babe, Gabel, Abel, Habel, Bandel, Basel, Abele, Zabel, Hamel, Bade

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Babel Family Occupations

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  • Priest

    100%

In 1881, the most common Babel occupation in Canada was Priest. 100% of Babel's were Priests.

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Between 1959 and 2004, Babel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Babel in 1959 was 52, and 82 in 2004.

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