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What does Abe mean?

Abe Pronunciation of Abe [abe] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin. Short form of Abner, Abraham, and Abram.


Abe has 2 variants: Abey and Abie.

Related boy names: Abbott, Abel and Abelard.

16 more different relations via Abner, Abraham, Abram: Ab, Abbey, Abbie, Abby, Abna, Abnar, Abnor, Abram, Abran, Abriel, Avi, Avner, Eb, Ebbie, Ebby and Ebner.

Creative forms:
(male) Ambe, Are, ..

(female) Abah, Abee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Abe Samir (A.S.), ..

How popular is Abe?

Abe is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#854 out of 1220, Top 70%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#9930 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Abe reached its peak position of #247 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is presently at #1841. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Abe (#1841 the previous year) are Ab, Abbie, Abbott, Abel (#125 the previous year), Abie, Abner (#1018), Abraham (#170), Abram (#383), Avi (#946) and Ebbie. Other variants, like Abran, are seldom used. These forms of Abe are at the peak of their popularity today (usage of 0.37%), except for the version Abe which has become less fashionable. Abraham is the continual favorite, though Abel is now ranked higher.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abie, Abner, Abraham, Abram, Avi, Ebbie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Abe is alike in pronunciation to Abbe, Aube, Ebbe, Ib, Web, Webb and Weeb. Other suggested similar names are Able, Abo, Ace, Ade, Ase, Ave and Axe. These names tend to be less frequently used than Abe.