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Something unique.
Hushpuppy  1/22/2018
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My baby son is named Abban pronounced "Ab-an". It is a boy's name popular in Co. Wexford, Ireland. I consider Abban to be an anglicised version of the gaelic name Abban pronounced "Ab-awn" which has a fada on the second "a". He is called after the sometimes forgotten 6th century St. Abban who preceded St. Patrick.
southernbelle  8/20/2016
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Pronunciation: http://forvo.com/search/Abban/
LMS  5/15/2016
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Pronounced AB-awn.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2009
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Abban the Hermit is a Roman Catholic saint, once revered in Abingdon in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), though little is known about his life outside of what is found in the Chronicon Monasterii de Abingdon.

He is supposed to have been an Irishman who settled on Boar's Hill near Abingdon, after the reign of King Vortigern in the 5th century. His hermitage attracted followers and, after his death, was superseded by the great Abbey in Abingdon itself.

His story is recorded in the Chronicon Monasterii de Abingdon which survives in a number of 13th century manuscripts. Unfortunately, it is generally recognised that his name was invented to explain the toponymy of Abingdon, which is really named after a female, Aebbe, best known for her church in Oxford.
LMS  7/30/2007
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Saint Abban of Magheranoidhe (also called Abban of Murneave or Abban of Murnevin) was the nephew of Saint Ibar, the apostle of Wexford (a predecessor and contemporary of Saint Patrick).
He was the son of Cormac, King of Leinster, and he founded numerous churches in the district of Ui Cennselaigh, almost conterminous with the present County Wexford and Diocese of Ferns. His principal monastery was at Magheranoidhe, subsequently known as "Abbanstown," today, Adamstown; but he also founded an abbey at Ros-mic-treoin, or New Ross, which afterwards became famous as a scholastic establishment.
LMS  7/30/2007
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Abban of Ireland is a saint.
― Anonymous User  7/30/2007
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Saint Abban of New Ross (also known as Ewin, Abhan, or Evin; also Nevin, Neville, Stephan) was a contemporary and namesake of Saint Abban of Magheranoidhe.
― Anonymous User  7/30/2007
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Why is it nobody's discovered this great Irish name yet? Come on, people, this name is wonderful! Sound it out -- Abban. This could be really popular if people had just heard of it! It's a saint's name and everything, and it even SOUNDS trendy.
lunalovegood  3/25/2007
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I agree with Luna too! People should use this name!
Joy12  5/13/2011
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I agree with luna, someone really ought to use this one. Somewhere between Abby and Aidan, it has a trendy quality, but is as yet unused.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2007

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