Gender: Male Meaning of Abram: "father of multitudes" Origin of Abram: Hebrew Abram's Popularity in 2019: #477

Abram Origin and Meaning

The name Abram is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "father of multitudes".

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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Rank in US: #477

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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.