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Meaning and name origin

Ab \ab\ as a boy's name means "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), Abelard (Old German) and Abner (Hebrew), Abraham (Hebrew).

Ab has 3 variant forms: Abbe, Abe, Eb.


Popularity

Ab is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ab and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Abdul, Abe, Abner and Abraham. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Abdul, Abe, Abner, Abraham in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ab and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

Ab is also pronounced similarly to Aube, Ib and Web. Other suggested similar baby names are Abba, Abby, Abey, Abia, Abie, Abo, Ad, Afi, Ahab, Al, Am, Ava, Ave, Avi and Ax. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ab.

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