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What does Ab mean?

Ab \ab\ 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 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).


Variations

Ab has 3 variants: Abbe, Abe and Eb.

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.


Popularity

Ab is a rare given name for men. Ab is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (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). Usage of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1880-1889 and has become much lower since, with the versions Del, Abner and Abe 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)

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

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


Similar Names

Ab is alike in pronunciation to Aube, Ib and Web. Other suggested similar baby names are Abia, Ad, Afi, Ahab, Al, Am, Ava, Ave and Ax. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ab.

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