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Pronunciation

eɪbrəhæm

Origin

English, German, Spanish, Scandinavian, French, Dutch, Hebrew

Meaning

This is one of those ancient names that’s managed to stay popular throughout the ages. Abraham, originally Abram and then Avraham, means “father of many nations” in Hebrew. The name Abraham has also left traces in Dutch, German, Scandinavian and Spanish history, adding to “many nations” aspect of its meaning. The contracted spelling Abram is equally popular, as is the nickname Abe. Simply adorable!

Rank in the year 2015

Abraham was ranked #303 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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