What does Abram mean?
Abram /ab-ram/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced AY-bram. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Abram is "high father".
Variant of Abraham. Biblical: the patriarch Abraham's name before God changed it. From the Middle Ages, however, if not before, it was taken to be a contracted version.
How popular is Abram?
Abram is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1053 out of 1220, Top 86%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#6140 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Abram for boys. Abram reached its top position of #364 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #377. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Abram and associated names. Abraham (#180 in 2014), Ibrahim (#455) and Abe are the popular alternative forms of Abram (#377 in 2014). Forms like Abrams are uncommon. Usage of these boy names reached its highest during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5533%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.497%, 10.2% less), with the form Abe becoming less in vogue. Abram (#377), Ibrahim (#455) and Abraham (#180) are three of the more fashionable baby names among these, with Abraham, Abram and Ibrahim undergoing a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)