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What does Abraham mean?

Abraham Pronunciation of Abraham as a boys' name is pronounced AY-bra-ham. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Abraham is "father of a multitude (of nations)". The Hebrew form is Avraham. Biblical: Abraham, celebrated for his great faith, was the ancestor-father of Israel and some of the Arabic peoples. He had a son named Isaac when he was 100 and his wife Sarah was 90. The name was used from the 16th century, and various early saints of the Eastern Roman Empire also bore this name. The name was popular while Abraham Lincoln was president and even after his assasination.


ASSOCIATED WITH biblical, great, arabic, 16th century, saints, roman, empire (king), popular (famous)


VARIANTS Ab, Abarran, Abe, Aberham, Abey, Abie, Abrahamo, Abrahan, Abrahim, Abram, Abrami, Abramo, Abrams, Abran, Avi, Avraham, Avram, Avrom, Brahm, Bram, Ebrahim, Ibrahim

FEMININE FORMS Abarrane, Abra, Abriana



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How popular is Abraham?

Abraham is a very popular first name for men (#347 out of 1220, Top 28%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1250 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Abraham reached its top rank of #155 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is presently at #164. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Ibrahim (#400 FROM RECENT DATA), Abram (#433), Avi (#925), Avraham (#1142), Abe (#1859), Ab and Abie are the popular related forms of Abraham (#164) listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Abraham reached the apex of their popularity less than a decade ago (MEDIAN #1147) and have remained as popular to this day (#1115, DOWN 2%), but with the form Abe falling out of fashion. Abraham, Ibrahim, Avi and Abram are four of the more fashionable boy names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abraham, Ab, Abe, Abie, Abram in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Abraham is pronounced similarly to Ibraheem. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abdalah, Abiah, Abisha, Abishai, Abrian, Absalom, Adham, Amaram, Amram, Aram, Arram, Barnham (see Barnum), Earlham, Farnham, Fernham (see Farnham), Gersham, Gorham, Graeham, Graham, Ingraham, Markham, Raham, Wortham and Yngraham. These names tend to be less frequently used than Abraham.

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