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What does Ebrahim mean?

Ebrahim Pronunciation of Ebrahim [ebrahim] as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, 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.

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

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

(female) Ebradi, Ebradia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ebrahim Loki (E.L.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Ebrahim (outside Top 2000) are Abraham (#170 from current records), Abram (#383), Ibrahim (#435) and Avraham (#1316). These forms of Ebrahim were at the height of their popularity in 2015 (usage of 0.2%). Abraham is the longstanding favorite, although Abram appears to be gaining favor too. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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.

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