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What does Eb mean?

Eb Pronunciation of Eb [eb] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Eb is "father of light; stone of help". Eb is a variant form of Abner (Hebrew). Eb is also a form of Ebenezer (Hebrew).

Associated with: light (bright), stone (rock), help (counsel).

Variations

Eb has 2 variants: Ab and Abe.

6 more different relations via Abner, Ebenezer: Abby, Abna, Ebbie, Ebby, Eben and Ebner.

Creative forms:
(male) Eel, Erb, ..

(female) Eel, Er, ..

Middle name pairings:
Eb Jariel (E.J.), ..

How popular is Eb?

Eb is an unusual first name for men. Eb is an equally uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Ab, Abe (#1841 a year ago), Abner (#1018), Ebbie, Eben (#1946) and Ebenezer are the popular alternative forms of Eb (unlisted). Other variants, like Abna, are seldom used. These forms of Eb were favored a century ago (average #861) and have become much less popular since, with the form Abe becoming less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ab, Abe, Abner, Ebbie, Eben, Ebenezer in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Eb is alike in pronunciation to Abbe, Aube, Ebbe, Ib, Web, Webb and Weeb. Other suggested similar names are Ed, Em, Ep (see Ephraim) and Ev. These names tend to be more frequently used than Eb.

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