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Abraham Meaning


What does Abraham mean?

The name Abraham is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Abraham is "father of multitudes".

Abraham is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced A-bra-ham.

The Given Name Abraham

Abraham is referred to as "our Father" in both the bible and the Quran. For this reason, Judaism, Christianity and Islam are considered "Abrahamic religions".

According to the book of Genesis, Abraham is the founding patriarch of the Israelites and other kindred peoples.

Jews, Christians, and Muslims consider Abraham to be the father of the people of Israel. For Jews and Christians this is through his son Isaac, by his wife Sarah.

Muslims also believe that Abraham is a prophet of Islam and the ancestor of Muhammad. For Muslims this is through his son Ishmael, by his wife Hagar, Sarah's handmaiden.

Abraham falls into the biblical name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Abraham Kidunaja, and Abraham Kuyper.

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Abraham Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 164 in baby name popularity for boys with 2,344 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 169 in baby name popularity for boys with 2,321 occurrences. It ranked 15,884 in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Abraham has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Abraham Name Popularity Page.

Abraham Related Names

Abraham is a form of Avraham.

The names Aapo, Abarran, Abarrane, Abraam, Abracham, Abrahamo, Abrahamus, Abrahan, Abrahana, Abramo, Avrom, Avrum, Braheem, Brahim, Braima, Ebrahim, Ibraheem, Ibrahem, Ibrahim are all forms of Abraham.

Abraham has the diminutives (nicknames) Abe, Abram, Abran, Bram.

Famous Abrahams

  • Abraham ~ Biblical Character (Gen. 11:27), Saint
  • Abraham Kidunaja ~ Saint
  • Abraham Kuyper ~ Dutch Prime Minister (1901-1905)
  • Abraham Lincoln ~ U. S. President (1861-1865)
  • Abraham of Cyrrhus ~ Saint
  • Abraham of Smolensk ~ Saint
  • Abraham the Great of Kashkar ~ Saint
  • Abraham the Poor ~ Saint
  • Abraham Van Helsing ~ Dracula character

Abraham Numerology

What will your new littleAbraham be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Abraham are often darling and judicious but most of all they are read more >>

Abraham Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Abraham in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Abraham.

Just for fun, see the name Abraham in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Abraham in Nautical Flags page.