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What does Bram mean?

Bram [bram] as a boys' name is pronounced bram. It is of Scottish, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Bram is "bramble; a thicket of wild gorse; raven".

In Hebrew, short form of Abram and Abraham. The raven has historically stood for death and destruction. Author of "Dracula" Bram Stoker.

Associated with: scottish, irish, thicket (tree), raven.


Bram has 3 variants: Bramm, Bran and Brann.

Bram has 8 more relations via Abraham, Abram: Abram, Abrami, Abramo, Abrams, Abran, Avram, Avrom and Brahm.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Bramba, Brambe, ..

(female) Bramba, Brambi, ..

How popular is Bram?

Bram is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#30831 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent related forms of Bram (unlisted) are Abraham (#180 in 2014) and Abram (#377). Adoption of these forms of Bram is more pronounced among parents presently (average #278). Abraham has been the overall favorite, though Abram has grown trendy as well. Displayed below is an analysis of the history of Bram and corresponding names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Adam, Amram, Aram, Arram, Azam, Ban, Bar, Barak, Baram, Bat, Bax, Bay, Baz, Beal, Bear, Beau, Boas, Boaz, Borak, Brad, Bradd, Brady, Brae, Brain, Brand, Brant, Bravo, Bray, Bren, Bret, Bri, Brian, Brik, Brit, Broc, Brod, Brok, Bron, Bryan, Brye, Bryn, Byram, Byran, Byrom, Byrum, Cam, Cram, Doram, Elam, Gram, Ham, Hiram, Hyram, Isam, Joram, Kam, Karam, Kram, Liam, Lyam, Noam, Ram, Sam and Tam. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bram.