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I like this name but I think it has gotten a little old now.
Janessa2542  1/11/2021
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Also Bulgarian, spelled Абрахам : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_of_Bulgaria
https://bg.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%90%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BC -- mention it as a variant
Frollein Gladys  1/2/2021
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Very good Jewish name.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2020
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As some other commenters said, this name reminds me of Lincoln. Racist people may not like it if it reminds them of Lincoln, but I wouldn't want my kid to hang out with racist people anyway. I like this name because of Lincoln, and if you are thinking about naming your kid Abraham after him, I would say "go for it."
― Anonymous User  3/28/2020
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I know, right! I hate it when people use this argument to say that Lincoln wasn't a good person. Land was already stolen when Lincoln was born and it isn't his fault. He really was a very good president and you can honor him by naming your son Abraham!
― Anonymous User  11/17/2019
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This name makes me think of an old Jewish man.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2019
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I like the name Abraham. It reminds me of Lincoln, who was a pretty good man, and definitely one of the best presidents of America. I mean, I know that Americans are just descendants of the colonists who stole the land from its respectful owners and have nothing to do with America, but still. He was quite nice. Also the nickname Abe seems cute to me.
― Anonymous User  9/22/2019
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Spanish pronunciation is [a - bra - AM] or, rarely, [a - bra - AN]. At least, that's what I've always heard in Spain.
colisman  8/28/2019
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Add Usage: Finnish

Pronounced: AYB-rə-ham (English), a-bra-HAM (Spanish), A-BRA-AM (French), A-bra-ham (Dutch, German, Swedish), AH-brah-hahm (Finnish)
― Anonymous User  8/14/2019
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The Polish pronunciation is a-BRA-ham.
― Anonymous User  8/14/2019
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This name is growing on me, reminds me of the president.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2019
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According to howmanyofme.com, there are five people in the U.S. named Abraham Abraham.
Kosta  4/8/2019
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The biblical Avraham was originally named Avram (אברם) and later God changed his name to Avraham (אברהם) by adding the letter ה (h) to his name. This letter represents God's name and is commonly used as a short-term for it. This is why I think the meaning "Father of many" is incorrect, but I am open to this interpretation. It's just that the biblical story helps understand the meaning of the name better in my opinion.
agamfable  1/7/2019
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In 2018, 4 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Abraham who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 743rd most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
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Charming and sweet.
Curious me  9/2/2018
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Very old fashioned, and it has ham in it.
kayisforkeen  8/14/2018
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I actually like this name, even though I am an atheist and it is such a well known name for Christianity and maybe Judaism too. But it sounds very noble and handsome to me. Also, you won't have to worry about little girls named Abraham too.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2018
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Please compare and add these words to the above meanings behind Abraham:

Brahim in Morocco and Algiers.

Bahram:in Farsi (Persian)

Pedram: in Farsi (Persian) and Zoroastrian Culture

Vahram: in Farsi (Persian) and Zoroastrian Culture

Bairam: in Azeri and Turkish esp. in their legends.

Brahma: in Indian Culture

Brahmin: in Indian Culture

I believe they (Farsi, Azeri, Zoroastrian and especially Indian versions have a strong relation with the so-called Semitic word of Abraham)

Etymologists should review their Classic opinions about Abraham.

Please look at:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tciicxjf4utllw7/FARSI%20WORDS%20AND%20OTHER%20LANGUAGES%20word2003%20%282%29.pdf?dl=0
keshanigh  3/19/2018
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I really dislike this name. It just sounds very dated and bluntly unattractive. I also feel that it only can work if the family are very religious or are straight-up Amish. Abram and Bram are far better alternatives.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2017
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FYI, Abraham is a very masculine and strong name. I like it very much. If I had a friend named Abraham, I would call his name for no apparent reason, just because. CHEERS.
adman  3/7/2017
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The Serbian form of this name is Avram.
AllMyColours  1/22/2017
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Old, odd, and too dated.
Luvbug86  10/19/2016
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I don't like this name. It sounds way too cheesy, stuffy, could easily be teased as "bra ham" or, "A bra"
I picture an "Abraham" on one of those overly formal butlers or personal assistants, British accent included.
― Anonymous User  6/24/2016
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Sounds like someone who thinks he's better than everybody.
Oleg Karachi  1/10/2016
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My Name is Abraham and it's pretty awesome.
AbrahamH  12/23/2014
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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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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
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If a name has to be associated with someone, who better than Abraham Lincoln? What an incredible man.
mecoyle  9/24/2012
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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
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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2011
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Abraham Bredius (1855-1946) was a Dutch art historian and collector.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2011
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Abraham Bosse (1604-1676) was a French printmaker and writer on art.
― Anonymous User  9/26/2011
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Abraham Bloemaert (1566-1651) was a Dutch historical and landscape painter.
― Anonymous User  9/20/2011
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Abraham van Beyeren (1620-1690) was a Dutch painter.
― Anonymous User  9/17/2011
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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
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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
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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
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The Dutch pronunciation for Abraham is: AH-brah-hahm. [noted -ed]
Lucille  5/28/2010
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A great, underused name with a lot of Old Testament charm. It deserves to be more widely used.
queenv  4/7/2009
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This is a Polish version, too.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2009
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A famous bearer is Abraham van Helsing, one of the protagonists of Bram Stoker's "Dracula."
Zan11  12/29/2008
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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
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I think it's a very pretty name.
― Anonymous User  8/31/2008
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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
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Abraham (this spelling) is also used in Catalan, Croatian, Dutch, French, Galician, German, Polish and Spanish.
Lucille  10/27/2007
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Abraham Ortelius was a 16th century scientific geographer, recognized today as the creator of the first modern atlas.
sarescent  10/10/2007
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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
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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
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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 España 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
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Another famous bearer of this name is Abraham (Bram) Stoker, the guy who wrote "Dracula".
rv14142  7/29/2007
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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
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I like this name, but would never name anybody this. Good pet name.
sarah lee  4/14/2007
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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
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Abraham Simpson AKA Grampa is Homer's dad on The Simpsons.
flipflops5  3/3/2007
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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
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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
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2 famous bearers of the name are Abraham Lincon, and Abraham, the biblical character.
CoBy  3/16/2006
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Abraham = Ab Rahab ? (of the sea?)
nastler  9/22/2005
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The original Hebrew version of Abraham was Avraham.
― Anonymous User  8/20/2005

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