What does Abba mean?
Abba [ab-ba] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Abba) has its root in Old English, and the name Abba means "stern, somber; father; father, priest". Abba is an alternate form of Abbas (Arabic, Hebrew). Abba is also a derivative of Abbott (Old English).
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How popular is Abba?
Abba is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#78838 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Abba (unlisted) are Abe (#1841 the previous year), Abbas (#1941), Abbott, Abbie and Ab. These relations of Abba were popular as birth names in the 1890s (usage of 0.05%) and are now significantly less common (usage 0.01%, 82% less), with the version Abe going out of style. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Abba is pronounced similarly to Abey, Abia, Abiah, Abie, Ebbie, Ebby, Obi and Obie▼. Other suggested similar names are Abda, Abdal, Abdi, Abel▲, Abid, Abija, Abir, Able, Abna, Abnar, Abram▲, Abran, Adya, Akbar, Alba, Alban, Alby, Alfa, Alga, Alia, Alta, Alva▼, Amby, Ara, Arda, Asa, Auban, Aube, Ava, Avia, Bubba and Cuba. These names tend to be more frequently used than Abba.See names in meaning and etymology.