Meaning and Origin of: Abraham

Abraham meaning and origin

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Father of Multitudes

What does Abraham mean and stand for?

The name Abraham comes from the Hebrew personal name Avraham, born by a Biblical patriarch revered as the founding father of all Jewish people (Genesis 11-22), and by Muslims as founder of all the Semitic peoples, both Hebrew and Arab.

Famous people who gave their babies this name

What Does the Name Abraham Mean?

The name Abraham is a boy's name of Hebrew origin, meaning "father of multitudes."

This biblical name comes from book Genesis of the Old Testament. The prophet Abraham is considered the founding father of the Jewish people and a patriarch of all Abrahamic religions, including Christianity and Islam. 

How Popular is the name Abraham? 

Abraham is the 201st most popular boy name in the U.S., according to Social Security Administration data. It also ranks 201 on FamilyEducation.com. 

The name has been consistently popular since 2000, remaining between the 150th and 200th most popular. 

Popularity of the Name Abraham in the United States

Abraham was searched for the most often in the following states: 

  • Illinois 
  • Kentucky
  • District of Columbia 
  • New Jersey 
  • Arizona 

Famous People Named Abraham and Abraham in Pop Culture 

The most famous Abraham was Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), the 16th President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln is famous for passing the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States. 

Other famous Abrahams include the author of Dracula Abraham "Bram" Stoker, American psychologist Abraham Maslow, and singer-songwriter Abraham Quintanilla Jr. 

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