Abe - boys name

Abe name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 52%

Abe name meaning:

The name Abe is a short form of Abraham, a Hebrew name that carries significant meaning. In Hebrew, Abraham means "father of many" or "father of a multitude." The name has strong biblical roots, as Abraham is considered the patriarch and founding father of the Jewish people. Abraham's story is central to the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic faiths, and his name symbolizes his role as a leader and father figure.

However, the name Abe can also be seen as a standalone name with a simpler meaning. In this context, it can be interpreted as "fatherly" or "warm-hearted." It evokes a sense of kindness, wisdom, and nurturing qualities. Additionally, it carries a timeless and classic charm, as it has been used for generations in various cultures.

Overall, the name Abe has a rich historical and religious significance, representing the concept of fatherhood and leadership. At the same time, it conveys a warm and loving personality, making it an appealing choice for parents seeking a name that embodies strength, wisdom, and compassion.

Origin: Hebrew

Diminutive of Abraham: Father of a multitude. In Genesis the Old Testament patriarch Abram's name was changed to Abraham when it was revealed he would be father of the Hebrew nation. Further popularized by 19th century US president Abraham Lincoln.

Related names

Abraham , Abarrane, Abe , Aberahama, Abie , Abracham, Abrahamo, Abrahan, Abrao, Abree, Abri, Abriana, Abrianna, Abrielle , Abrienne, Apelahama, Avram , Avrum, Ibrahim

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Overall UK ranking: 2301 out of 4789

9 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Abe

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