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Gender: Male Meaning of Abram: "father of multitudes" Origin of Abram: Hebrew Abram's Popularity in 2017: #419

The name Abram is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "father of multitudes". Abram is ranked #419 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".

From the experts:

Abram was Abraham's original name in the Bible; it's more user-friendly but with a bit less gravitas. And it does offer that cool nickname Bram, as well as the friendly Abe. After some early American usage, in 1936 Abram completely disappeared for nearly forty years, until its return in the 1970s.

It was the middle name of President James A. Garfield.

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Famous People Named Abram

Abram aka Abraham, first of three Biblical patriarchs
Abram Stevens Hewitt, U.S. Congressman from New York
Abram Petrovich Gannibal, African-Russian major general and great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin
Abram Fedorovich Ioffe, Russian physicist
Abram Borisovich Grushko, Russian painter
Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch, Russian mathematician
Abram Boise, American reality TV personality on MTV's Road Rules and Real World/Road Rules Challenge
AbRam Khan (b. 2013), son of actor Shah Rukh Khan
Abram Samuel Rader,son of the youtubers Sam and Nia

Pop Culture References for the name Abram

Neil Abram Josten, main character from the All For the Game trilogy by Nora Sakavic


headintheclouds Says:


This is one of those more offbeat biblical names that sound fresh enough to become part of the new batch of popular biblical names, i.e. Noah, Asher, Elias, Isaac, except I think Abram falls into the slightly more hipster-cool category VS. mainstream. I really like the sound and feel of Abram-- it's a shortened Abraham that takes the appeal of that name and makes it more accessible. You get the Abe and Bram nicknames with Abram, too.

Nov&July Says:


We chose Abram for our son due in July. Our older son is named William (Will). I like classic names. I liked Josephine and Maryn for a girl.

kertheshe Says:


Nope. Not a name I like.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Much better than Abraham, in my opinion.

Guest Says:


It's very disctinctive and cool for a boy! (I hope it's pronounced with the long A like Abraham and not a-BRAM.)

fuzzycub Says:


Nice. Abe is a good nickname.