Meaning and name origin
Abbas \a(b)-bas\ as a boy's 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.
Abbas is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#18370 out of 88799, Top 21%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Abbas for boys (2014 statistics).