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What does Abbas mean?

Abbas Pronunciation of Abbas as a boys' name is of Arabic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Abbas is "stern, somber; father". 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. One of Muhammad's uncles was named Abbas. Judaism and Islam demonstrate their common roots in this name. Israeli statesman Abba Eban.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ab-, -as, arabic, lion, king


VARIANTS Ab, Abba, Abbe, Abbey, Abbie, Abo


(male) Akbas, ..

(female) Abal, ..

Abbas Jakhi (A.J.), ..

How popular is Abbas?

Abbas is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#9348 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Abbas entered the list in 2013 and reached its highest rank of #1936 in the U.S. then, and is at #1941 presently. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abbas name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Abbas outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Abbas (#1941 IN RECENT RANKINGS) ranked in the Top 2000 are Abbie and Ab. These relations of Abbas were favored as birth names in 2015 (AVERAGE #1980).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abbas, Ab, Abbie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Abad, Abbot, Abda, Abdal, Abia, Abiah, Abna, Abnar, Abram, Abrams, Abran, Aias, Akbar, Alba, Alban, Albis, Albys, Amias, Amyas, Atlas and Auban. These names tend to be more commonly used than Abbas.

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