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What does Ahab mean?

Ahab Pronunciation of Ahab [ahab] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ahab is "father's brother". Pleasant way to address an uncle. Literary: the mad sea captain in Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick".

Associated with: sea, captain (leader).


Creative forms:
(male) Ahak, Ahar, ..

(female) Ahal, Aham, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ahab Ruger (A.R.), ..

How popular is Ahab?

Ahab is an uncommonly occurring given name for males and also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ahab has yet to be listed in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Ahab is alike in pronunciation to Ihab and Wahib. Other suggested similar names are Aad, Ab, Abad, Achav, Adal, Adam, Adan, Adao, Adar, Adham, Ahava, Ahim, Ahmad, Ahran, Ahsan, Aias, Ajax, Alan, Amad, Amal, Aman, Ara, Aram, Aran, Asa, Asad, Asaf, Athan, Ava, Azam, Gab, Joab, Moab, Rab and Tab. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ahab.

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