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What does Abbe mean?

Abbe Pronunciation of Abbe as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Abbe) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Abbe is "stern, somber; father; father, priest". Abbe is an alternate form of Abbas (Arabic, Hebrew). Abbe is also a variation of Abbott (Old English).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, priest (monk)



ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA ABBAS, ABBOTT Abad, Abba, Abbey, Abbie, Abbot, Abby, Abo, Abot, Abott



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How popular is Abbe?

Abbe is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#18938 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Abbe (UNLISTED) ranked in the Top 2000 are Abbas (#1662 IN 2018), Abe (#1859), Ab, Abbie and Abbott. These relations of Abbe were at the apex of their popularity a century ago (USAGE OF 0.05%) and have become significantly less conventional since (USAGE 0.01%, 78.5%), with the version Abe becoming somewhat outmoded. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ab, Abbas, Abbie, Abbott, Abe in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Abbe is alike in pronunciation to Aube, Eb, Ebbe, Ib, Web and Webb. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aage, Abda, Abdel, Abdi, Abeer, Abel, Abele, Abey, Abia, Abid, Abie, Abiel, Abir, Able, Abna, Abner, Abyel, Ace, Acee, Acie, Ade, Aime, Alba, Alben, Albie, Alby, Ambie, Amby, Ange, Anse, Arie, Arne, Arte, Arye, Ase, Ashe, Auben, Ave, Axe, Cabe, Cobe, Fabe, Gabe, Gibbe, Hube, Jobe, Kobe, Rube and Tobe. These names tend to be more commonly used than Abbe.

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