Dutch variation of Abraham
"father of multitudes"

Bram Origin and Meaning

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

Bram has an unusual measure of character and charm for a one-syllable name; it started as a hipper-than-Abe diminutive of the biblical Abraham, but is also an independent Irish and Dutch name, made famous by Irish-born Dracula creator Bram (nee Abraham) Stoker. Bram is currently Number 16 in the Netherlands; Bram Howard was a character on The West Wing.

Another route to Bram is Bramwell, as in early actor Bramwell Fletcher, who — speaking of horror movies — was noted for his mad scenes in the 1932 film The Mummy.

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Bram Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Bram Popularity

Famous People Named Bram

  • Abraham "Bram" StokerIrish novelist
  • Bramwell "Bram" MorrisonCanadian musician of trio Sharon, Lois & Bram of TV's "The Elephant Show"
  • Abraham "Bram" PeperDutch sociologist and politician
  • Bram Tchaikovsky (born Peter Bramall)English musician of band The Motors
  • Bram van der StokDutch aviator and WWII escapee of "The Great Escape"
  • Abraham "Bram" van OjikDutch politician
  • Abraham Gerardus "Bram" van VeldeDutch painter
  • Zeppelin Bram Ackles (b. 2016)son of actors Jensen and Danneel Ackles

Bram in Pop Culture

  • Bram Reyesyounger brother of main character Cassia Reyes in the "Matched" trilogy by Ally Condie
  • Bram Greenfeldcharacter in "Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" by Becky Albertalli
  • Bram is the eldest son on the TV series Colony.
  • Bramcharacter in the inheritance cycle