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What does Abe mean?

Abe Pronunciation of Abe as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin. Short form of Abner, Abraham, and Abram. Also form of Abbott. Also form of Abel. Also form of Abelard.




OTHER FORMS VIA ABNER, ABRAHAM, ABRAM Ab, Abbey, Abbie, Abby, Abna, Abnar, Abnor, Abram, Abran, Abriel, Avi, Avner, Eb, Ebbie, Ebby, Ebner



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How popular is Abe?

Abe is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#854 out of 1220, Top 70%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#9930 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Abe reached its peak position of #247 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is presently at #1859. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abe name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Abe (#1859 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) are Ab, Abbie, Abbott, Abel (#146), Abie, Abner (#1013), Abraham (#164), Abram (#433), Avi (#925) and Ebbie. Other variants, like Abran, are seldom used. These forms of Abe reached the peak of their popularity less than a decade ago (USAGE OF 0.37%) and have remained as popular to this day (USAGE 0.34%, 6%), but with the version Abe becoming less fashionable. Abraham is the continual favorite, though Abel is now ranked higher.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abie, Abner, Abraham, Abram, Avi, Ebbie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Abe is alike in pronunciation to Ab, Abbe, Aube, Eb, Ebbe, Ib, Web, Webb and Weeb. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abel, Able, Abo, Ace, Ade, Ase, Ave and Axe. These names tend to be less frequently used than Abe.