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Famous People Named Abel 

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Who knew there were so many famous people named Abel in the world? Our list of celebrities named Abel includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Abels below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Abel, actors named Abel, and much more. Abel Kirui, Abel Hernández, and Abel P. Upshur are only a few of the well-known people named Abel on this list.
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Abel Kirui is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Police officer, Athlete

Age: 36

Birthplace: Bomet, Kenya

Abel Kirui (born 6 April 1982) is a long-distance runner from Kenya who competes in marathons. He had back-to-back wins in the World Championships Marathon in 2009 and 2011. He won in 2009 with ...more

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Abel Hernández is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Footballer

Age: 28

Birthplace: Pando, Uruguay

Abel Mathías Hernández Platero (born 8 August 1990) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Qatari club Al Ahli.Hernández began his career with ...more
Abel P. Upshur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 54 (1790-1844)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Abel Parker Upshur (June 17, 1790 – February 28, 1844) was a lawyer, planter, slaveowner, judge and politician from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Active in Virginia state politics for decades, ...more

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Abel Ferrara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Film Score Composer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 67

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Abel Ferrara (born July 19, 1951) is an American filmmaker, known for the provocative and often controversial content in his films, his use of neo-noir imagery and gritty urban settings. A ...more
Abel Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Abel

Age: 46

Abel Bonnard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Novelist

Age: Dec. at 85 (1883-1968)

Birthplace: Poitiers, France

Abel Bonnard (19 December 1883 – 31 May 1968) was a French poet, novelist and politician.
Abel Carlevaro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Composer, Teacher

Age: Dec. at 85 (1916-2001)

Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Abel Carlevaro (16 December 1916 – 17 July 2001) was a classical guitar composer and teacher born in Montevideo, Uruguay. He established a new school of instrumental technique, incorporating a ...more
Abel Buell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Inventor

Age: Dec. at 80 (1742-1822)

Birthplace: Killingworth, Connecticut

Abel Buell (1742–1822), born in Killingworth, Connecticut, was a goldsmith, silversmith, jewelry designer, engraver, surveyor, printer, type manufacturer, mint master, textile miller, and ...more
Abel Gance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: Dec. at 92 (1889-1981)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Abel Gance (French: [gɑ̃s]; 25 October 1889 – 10 November 1981) was a French film director and producer, writer and actor. A pioneer in the theory and practice of montage, he is best known for ...more
Abel Xavier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Footballer

Age: 46

Birthplace: Nampula, Mozambique

Abel Luís da Silva Costa Xavier (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈbɛɫ ʃɐviˈɛɾ]; born 30 November 1972) is a Portuguese former professional footballer who played as a full back. He is the ...more
Abel Meeropol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Songwriter, Writer

Age: Dec. at 83 (1903-1986)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Abel Meeropol (February 14, 1903 – October 29, 1986) was an American songwriter and poet whose works were published under his pseudonym, Lewis Allan. He wrote "Strange Fruit" (1937), ...more
Abel Balbo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Singer

Age: 52

Birthplace: Empalme Villa Constitución, Argentina

Abel Eduardo Balbo (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈβel eˈðwaɾðo ˈβalβo]; born 1 June 1966) is an Argentine former professional footballer and manager who played as a striker for various clubs ...more

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Abel Lizotte is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Abel Lizotte Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 56 (1870-1926)

Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine

Abel Lizotte (April 13, 1870, in Lewiston, Maine – December 4, 1926, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) was a Major League Baseball first baseman who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1896. He ...more
Abel Pacheco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Abel

Age: 85

Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

Abel Pacheco de la Espriella ( (listen) ə-BEL pə-CHAY-koh; born 22 December 1933 in San José) was president of Costa Rica between 2002 and 2006, representing the Social Christian Unity ...more
Abel Maldonado is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Politician, Farmer

Age: 51

Birthplace: Santa Maria, California, United States of America

Abel O. Maldonado Jr. (born August 21, 1967) is an American politician who served as the 48th Lieutenant Governor of California from April 27, 2010 to January 10, 2011. He is a member of the ...more
Abel Folk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Television director, Theatre Director, Actor

Age: 59

Birthplace: Montesquiu, Spain

Abel Folk is an actor, television director, film director and theatre director.
Abel Talamantez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Singer, Dancer

Age: 40

Birthplace: Pecos, Texas

Abel Talamántez Mendoza (born October 16, 1975, in Pecos, Texas), is an American Singer, songwriter and record producer. He is currently a vocalist for the bands Cruz Martínez Y ...more
Abel Salazar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Writer

Age: Dec. at 57 (1889-1946)

Birthplace: Guimarães, Portugal

Abel Salazar may refer to: Abel Salazar (actor) (1917-1995), Mexican film actor, producer and director Abel Salazar (scientist) (1889-1946), Portuguese physician, lecturer, researcher, writer ...more
Abel Kiviat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Abel

Age: Dec. at 99 (1892-1991)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Abel Richard Kiviat (June 23, 1892 – August 24, 1991) was an American middle-distance runner. He was the oldest living American Olympic medalist at the time of his death. He competed for and ...more
Abel Braga is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Coach

Age: 66

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Abel Carlos da Silva Braga (born 1 September 1952), known as Abel Braga, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a central defender, and current football manager. He played as a central ...more
Abel Muzorewa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Politician, Writer

Age: Dec. at 85 (1925-2010)

Birthplace: Mutare, Zimbabwe

Bishop Abel Tendekayi Muzorewa (14 April 1925 – 8 April 2010) served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia from the Internal Settlement to the Lancaster House Agreement in 1979. A United ...more
Abel Wolman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Abel

Age: Dec. at 97 (1892-1989)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Abel Wolman (June 10, 1892 – February 22, 1989) was an American engineer, educator and pioneer of modern sanitary engineering. His work in supplying clean water spanned eight decades.
Abel Resino is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Coach

Age: 59

Birthplace: Velada, Spain

Abel Resino Gómez (born 2 February 1960), sometimes known just as Abel, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and is a coach. Nicknamed El Gato (The Cat) due to his ...more
Abel Woolrich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Actor

Age: Dec. at 59 (1947-2006)

Abel Woolrich (1947–2006) was a Mexican character actor.
Abel Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Abel
Actor, Professional Boxer

Age: 88

Birthplace: East Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Abel Gonzalez Fernandez (July 14, 1930 – May 3, 2016) was an American actor who played in movies from 1953 to 2002. He was best known for his role as Federal Agent William "Bill" ...more