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What does Abbas mean?

Abbas /ab-bas/ 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: arabic, lion, king


Abbas has 6 variants: Ab, Abba, Abbe, Abbey, Abbie and Abo.

Abbas has 1 more related form via Abba: Abby.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Akbas, Albas, ..

(female) Abbasi, Abbassia, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Abbas for boys. Abbas entered the list in 2013 and reached its highest rank of #1936 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the statistics of the boy name Abbas and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Abbas ranked in the Top 2000 are Abbie and Ab. These relations of Abbas were favored as birth names 1 year ago (average #1978).

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 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.