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Gender: F Meaning of Abra: "father of multitudes" Origin of Abra: Feminine variation of Abraham, Hebrew

Abra is soft, sensitive feminine form of Abraham that was the name of a soft, sensitive character in the John Steinbeck book and movie, "East of Eden." In the bible, Abra was a favorite of King Solomon and it was a popular name in seventeenth century England. Abra is also a West African name used for girls born on Tuesday. The magical 'abracadabra' is thought to have originated in the Aramaic language.

Famous People Named Abra

Saint Abra of Poitiers, French nun; daughter of Hilary of Poitiers
Abra Moore, American singer/songwriter
Abra Prentice Wilkin, American philanthropist; great-granddaughter of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller

Pop Culture References for the name Abra

Abra, psychic Pokemon
Abra Bacon, character in "East of Eden" (1952) by John Steinbeck
Abra Stone, character in "Doctor Sleep" by Stephen King
Abra, pagan princess in the Amadis of Gaul series
Abra, Solomon's favorite concubine in Matthew Prior's didactic poem "Solomon" (1718) (not in the Bible itself)
ABRA, auto body shop
Portuguese word meaning "open!"
Latin word meaning "maid"

Abra's International Variations

Abriana (Italian)