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The original Hebrew version of Abraham was Avraham.
-- arrowhead909  8/20/2005
Abraham = Ab Rahab ? (of the sea?)
-- nastler  9/22/2005
2 famous bearers of the name are Abraham Lincon, and Abraham, the biblical character.
-- CoBy  3/16/2006
The first occurence known of the name Abraham is Ab-ra-mu, and was found on clay tablets in cuneiform writings at the Ebla site, an important city of ancient Syria, in around 2500 B.C. Other biblical names were also common at that time such as E-sa-um ( = Esau ), Ish-ma-ilu ( = Ishmael), Is-ra-ilu ( = Israel), Da-'u'dum ( = David) and Sa-'u-lum ( = Saul).

More can be found at:
http://www.mystae.com/restricted/streams/thera/canaan.html .
-- fbrunel  3/21/2006
This name makes me think of tall, skinny, theater-going men that wear stovepipe hats and get shot in the head.
-- Moore  8/25/2006
Abraham Simpson AKA Grampa is Homer's dad on The Simpsons.
-- flipflops5  3/3/2007
Though this name makes me think of Abraham Lincoln, I still kind of like it. I like the nicknames Abe and Bram for it.
-- Anonymous User  3/20/2007
I like this name, but would never name anybody this. Good pet name.
-- sarah lee  4/14/2007
This name is underused and it would be cool if was used more. I don't think I'll call my son this, but it is still a cool name. I really like the nickname "Abe".
-- CharlieRob  5/7/2007
Another famous bearer of this name is Abraham (Bram) Stoker, the guy who wrote "Dracula".
-- rv14142  7/29/2007
Avram Noam Chomsky (Hebrew :אברם נועם חומסקי Yiddish: אברם נועם כאמסקי) (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, and a prolific author and lecturer. He is the Institute Professor and Professor of linguistics (Emeritus) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, considered to be one of the most significant contributions to the field of linguistics made in the 20th century. He also helped spark the cognitive revolution in psychology through his review of B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior, in which he challenged the behaviorist approach to the study of behavior and language dominant in the 1950s.
-- sweetbabe  8/5/2007
Abraham Olano Manzano (born on January 22, 1970 in Anoeta, Spain) is a former professional cyclist from Spain. He gained limited fame in 1995 when he became World Road Champion and in 1998 he won the World Time Trial Championship. An under-achieving stage racer, Olano was only able to place third in the Giro d'Italia in 1996 and second in 2001, even though he won a depleted Vuelta a EspaƱa in 1998. He also won some other smaller stage races. In November 2006 he ran the San Sebastian marathon in a time of 2:39:19.
-- sweetbabe  8/5/2007
I remember the man who loved God so much, he was willing to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. Both are manly, amazing, underused in my area, names.
-- spaz123  9/15/2007
Abraham Ortelius was a 16th century scientific geographer, recognized today as the creator of the first modern atlas.
-- sarescent  10/10/2007
Abraham (this spelling) is also used in Catalan, Croatian, Dutch, French, Galician, German, Polish and Spanish.
-- Lucille  10/27/2007
Because of Lincoln, this name doesn't sound overly Biblical, but it's very old-fashioned and a but pompous regardless. Even the nickname Abe sounds old-fashioned. Sometimes names do become popular after decades of, how should I put this, stagnation, but I doubt this is one of those names, so it might sound a bit pretentious on a kid today.
-- slight night shiver  5/14/2008
I think it's a very pretty name.
-- Anonymous User  8/31/2008
Why does this name sound so damn Mormon to me? I swear, I can just see an Abraham surrounded by hordes of wives and children. It sickens me. Though I do admire Lincoln for his work. The biblical character, however, I do not know, as his existence has not been scientifically proven.
-- GunsnRoses8794  11/27/2008
A famous bearer is Abraham van Helsing, one of the protagonists of Bram Stoker's "Dracula."
-- Zan11  12/29/2008
This is a Polish version, too.
-- Anonymous User  1/5/2009
A great, underused name with a lot of Old Testament charm. It deserves to be more widely used.
-- queenv  4/7/2009
The Dutch pronunciation for Abraham is: AH-brah-hahm. [noted -ed]
-- Lucille  5/28/2010
I quite like the sound of this name, but in Dutch an Abraham is a 50 year old man, so I wouldn't ever use it.
-- Ryneth  7/20/2010
I love the name Abraham. Yes, it may sound ancient to modern ears but what is old eventually becomes new again. "Old people names" have been coming back for some time now. I would totally use this name for a son, I love the Biblical reference. He could go by Abram if he ends up being shy about having a different kind of name, or if kids tease him about having a ham bra. I could see Abraham being one of those names that someone grows into and everyone eventually loves if they don't at first.
-- Ursa_Minor  5/30/2011
Well, it's steeped with history, and we all love Lincoln, but honestly I cannot picture it being used in the modern world.
-- Black_X  9/16/2011
Abraham van Beyeren (1620-1690) was a Dutch painter.
-- Anonymous User  9/17/2011
Abraham Bloemaert (1566-1651) was a Dutch historical and landscape painter.
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2011
Abraham Bosse (1604-1676) was a French printmaker and writer on art.
-- Anonymous User  9/26/2011
Abraham Bredius (1855-1946) was a Dutch art historian and collector.
-- Anonymous User  10/11/2011
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2011
Abraham de Peyster was an American politician. He served as the mayor of New York City from 1691 to 1694.
-- Anonymous User  8/21/2012
If a name has to be associated with someone, who better than Abraham Lincoln? What an incredible man.
-- mecoyle  9/24/2012
I like this name because it is international and multi-faith, plus it has the association with our nation's greatest president. I would use Abraham is a middle name.
-- Zinha  8/8/2013
Among Syrian Christians of Kerala, India, the name Abraham has been used historically as Avira a short form of the Hebrew Avaraham. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Thomas_Christian_names
-- menacher  1/9/2014

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