What does Ebrahim mean?
Ebrahim /eb-ra-him/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name. Ebrahim's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Ebrahim means "father of a multitude (of nations)". Ebrahim is a variant transcription of Abraham (Hebrew): the Hebrew variation is Avraham. Compare surname Ebrahimi.
How popular is Ebrahim?
Ebrahim is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#37145 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Popular varying forms of Ebrahim (outside Top 1000) are Abraham (#180 the previous year), Abram (#377), Ibrahim (#455) and Abe. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5533%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.497%, down 10.2%), with the form Abe becoming less fashionable. Abram (#377), Ibrahim (#455) and Abraham (#180) are three of the more chic names for newborns here, and there is a revival in baby name usage for Abraham, Abram and Ibrahim. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Ebrahim and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)