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What does Ebrahim mean?

Ebrahim [eb-ra-him] 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 form of Abraham (Hebrew): the Hebrew variation is Avraham.


Ebrahim has 2 variants: Abrahim and Ibrahim.

Ebrahim has 6 more alternative forms via Abraham: Abrahamo, Abrahan, Abram, Abrami, Avraham and Brahm.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Elrahim, Erhim, ..

(female) Ebradi, Ebradia, ..

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)


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

Popular varying forms of Ebrahim (outside Top 2000) are Abraham (#180 from current records), Abram (#377), Ibrahim (#455) and Avraham (#1243). These forms of Ebrahim were at the height of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.2%). Abraham is the longstanding favorite, although Abram appears to be gaining favor too. Below is a charted analysis of the history of Ebrahim and associated names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Ebrahim is alike in pronunciation to Ibraheem. Other suggested similar names are Earlham, Efraim, Efrain, Efrayim, Efrim, Eliachim, Eliakim, Ephraim, Ezrah, Fahim, Gerasim, Rahim and Seraphim. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ebrahim.