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What does Abbe mean?

Abbe Pronunciation of Abbe [abbe] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Abbe) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Abbe is "stern, somber; father; father, priest". Abbe is an alternate form of Abbas (Arabic, Hebrew). Abbe is also a variation of Abbott (Old English).

Associated with: old english, priest (monk).


Abbe has 2 variants: Ab and Abe.

9 more alternative forms via Abbas, Abbott: Abad, Abba, Abbey, Abbie, Abbot, Abby, Abo, Abot and Abott.

Creative forms:
(male) Abal, Nebe, ..

(female) Abbel, Abber, ..

Middle name pairings:
Abbe Kelton (A.K.), ..

How popular is Abbe?

Abbe is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#18938 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Abbe (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000 are Abe (#1841 in 2015), Abbas (#1941), Abbott, Abbie and Ab. These relations of Abbe were at the apex of their popularity a century ago (usage of 0.05%) and have become significantly less conventional since (usage 0.01%, 82%), with the version Abe becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Abbe is alike in pronunciation to Aube, Eb, Ebbe, Ib, Web and Webb. Other suggested similar names are Aage, Abda, Abdel, Abdi, Abeer, Abel, Abele, Abey, Abia, Abid, Abie, Abiel, Abir, Able, Abna, Abner, Abyel, Ace, Acee, Acie, Ade, Aime, Alba, Alben, Albie, Alby, Ambie, Amby, Ange, Anse, Arie, Arne, Arte, Arye, Ase, Ashe, Auben, Ave, Axe, Cabe, Cobe, Fabe, Gabe, Gibbe, Hube, Jobe, Kobe, Rube and Tobe. These names tend to be more commonly used than Abbe.

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