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What does Abram mean?

Abram Pronunciation of Abram [abram] 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.

Associated with: high (great), biblical, patriarch (leader).


Abram has 10 variants: Abe, Abey, Abie, Abramo, Abran, Abrian, Abriel, Avram, Avrom and Bram.

12 more different relations via Abraham: Ab, Abarran, Aberham, Abrahamo, Abrahan, Abrahim, Abrami, Abrams, Avraham, Brahm, Ebrahim and Ibrahim.

Creative forms:
(male) Alram, Anram, ..

(female) Abal, Abama, ..

Middle name pairings:
Abram Will (A.W.), ..

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)

Abram reached its top position of #364 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #383. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Abraham (#170 in recent rankings), Ibrahim (#435), Avraham (#1316), Abe (#1841), Ab and Abie are the popular alternative forms of Abram (#383 in recent rankings). Other forms, like Aberham, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Abram was common among parents in 2015 (median #1163), except for the form Abe which has fallen out of style. Abraham, Abram and Ibrahim are three of the more fashionable baby names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abram, Ab, Abe, Abie, Abraham in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Avraham, Ibrahim in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aaran, Abad, Abba, Abbas, Abda, Abdal, Abia, Abiah, Abna, Abnar, Adam, Addam, Adham, Ahiram, Ahran, Amaram, Amram, Anrai, Ara, Aram, Aran, Arram, Arran, Aviram, Avrum, Azam, Baram, Byram, Cram, Doram, Gram, Hiram, Hyram, Joram, Karam and Kram. These names tend to be less commonly used than Abram.

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