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Ab meaning and name origin
Ab \ab\ as a boy's name has the meaning "stern, somber; father; father, priest; servant; noble strength; father of light; father of a multitude (of nations)" and is a variant of Abbas (Arabic, Hebrew): in Arabic, this name is used to refer to a lion, equivalent to referring to the king of the beasts as Leo in the English-speaking world. Also a variant of Abbott (Old English): an abbot is the head of a religious community of monks living in a monastery, so the original bearers of this name (as a surname) may have worked for an abbot. Ab is also used as a variant of Abdul (Arabic): commonly used in combination with another name, as in Abdullah, or "servant of God". Ab is also a variant of Abelard (Old German): from Adalhard. Ab is also a variant of Abner (Hebrew), biblical: King Saul of Israel's army chief, a valiant warrior and clever strategist. Ab is also a variant of Abraham (Hebrew): the Hebrew form is Avraham.
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Popularity of Ab
Ab is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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