Meaning and Origin of: Abbas

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew, Arabic : Father

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Muslim (widespread throughout the Muslim world) : from the Arabic personal name ‛Abbās, literally ‘stern’, ‘austere’. ‛Abbās was the name of an uncle (died 652) of the Prophet Muhammad, the ancestor of the Abbasid dynasty (see Abbasi).
  • German : Latinized form of Abt ‘abbot’.