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Abraham meaning and name origin
Abraham \a-bra-ham, ab-raham\ as a boy's name is pronounced AY-bra-ham. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Abraham is "father of a multitude (of nations)". The Hebrew form is Avraham. Biblical: Abraham, celebrated for his great faith, was the ancestor-father of Israel and some of the Arabic peoples. He had a son named Isaac when he was 100 and his wife Sarah was 90. The name was used from the 16th century, and various early saints of the Eastern Roman Empire also bore this name. The name was popular while Abraham Lincoln was president and even after his assasination.
Abraham has 21 variant forms: Ab, Abarran, Abe, Aberham, Abey, Abie, Abrahamo, Abrahan, Abrahim, Abram, Abrami, Abramo, Abrams, Abran, Avi, Avram, Avrom, Brahm, Bram, Ebrahim and Ibrahim.
A baby name that sounds like Abraham is Ibraheem.
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Popularity of Abraham
Abraham is a very popular first name for men (#347 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1557 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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