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Gender: Male Origin of Abraxas: Persian mythological name

The name Abraxas is a boy's name . Abraxas and is often added to lists like Mythology Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Abraxas is a sci-fi-sounding name with earthly possibilities, but some playground challenges.

Abraxas has a long and convoluted history, dating back to ancient Egyptian mythology and the Gnostics who worshiped him as the Supreme Being. The name Abraxas was carved on antique gemstones that were used as charms.

Abraxas lives on in modern pop culture, as the name of the musical group Santana's second album, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as Draco's grandfather, on several TV series and video games, and as a cosmic entity in Marvel Comics.

Trivia note: Abracadabra was based on Abraxas.

One of those unique baby names with powerful vibes!

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Famous People Named Abraxas

Pop Culture References for the name Abraxas

Abraxas, talking raven in the children's book "The Little Witch" by Otfried Preussler
Abraxas Malfoy, Draco Malfoy's grandfather in the Harry Potter series
"Abraxas," 1970 album by Santana
"Abraxas" A chain of Juvenile Detention centers in the east coast run by the GEO group company
"Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe" - a sci-fi film from 1990 starring Jesse Ventura
Abraxos is the name of the wyvern Manon Blackbeak has in the book and soon to be TV series, Throne Of Glass by Sarah J Maas


roseofjune Says:


Yeah, no, this sounds like medicine.

smartie352 Says:


Abraxas might be a bit much for a first name, though the nickname Brax could make it work.

Floris Says:


I think it would be cute for a cat.... Or just a pet in genera :)

Zelliew Says:


I'd leave this name in mythology

*Brittany* Says:


I like it better spelled Abraxus js

SimoneKadele Says:



Juan Pablo Wärthon Wu Says:


Abraxas is a song by Therion, a symphonic metal band with gothic, mythical and magic influences.

Madelyn Says:


I love the sound and history of Abraxas, so it is currently a middle name possibility.

MaraTaylor Says:


Abraxas is the name of several juvenile detention centers on the east coast, mainly Pennsylvania. (I was actually at one of the Abraxas' for a week once on shelter not detention) I just can't get on board with naming my kid after a Juvie center..