What does Ab mean?
Ab /ab/ [1 syll.] as a name for boys is of Arabic, Hebrew, Old English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Ab is "stern, somber; father; father, priest; servant; noble strength; father of light; father of a multitude (of nations)". Ab is a variant transcription of Abbas (Arabic, Hebrew). Ab is also a variation of Abbott (Old English). Ab is also used as a derivative of Abdul (Arabic), Abelard (Old German), Abner (Hebrew) and Abraham (Hebrew).
Ab has 35 more alternative forms via Abbas, Abbott, Abdul, Abelard, Abner, Abraham: Abad, Abba, Abbey, Abbie, Abbot, Abby, Abdal, Abdall, Abdel, Abdell, Abdoul, Abdull, Abel▲, Abey, Abie, Abna, Abnar, Abnor, Abo, Abot, Abott, Abram▲, Abrami, Abramo, Abrams, Abran, Avi, Avner, Avram, Avrom, Bram, Del▼, Ebbie, Ebby and Ebner.Kreatif forms: Abae, Abah. [more]
How popular is Ab?
Ab is a rare given name for men but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#143847 out of 150436, Top 96%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Abel (#164 last year), Abraham (#180), Abram (#377), Del, Abner, Abe and Abdul are the prominent related forms of Ab (unlisted). Forms like Abot are uncommon. Usage of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.47%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.3256%, down 30.7%), with the versions Abe, Abner and Del becoming less stylish. Abel (#164), Abram (#377) and Abraham (#180) are three of the more trendy birth names among these, and there is a resurgence in birth name usage for Abraham and Abram. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Ab and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)