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Gender: Male Meaning of Bram: "father of multitudes" Origin of Bram: Dutch variation of Abraham

The name Bram is a boy's name of Hebrew, Dutch origin meaning "father of multitudes". Bram and is often added to lists like Gothic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Bram

Abraham "Bram" Stoker, Irish novelist
Bramwell "Bram" Morrison, Canadian musician of trio Sharon, Lois & Bram of TV's "The Elephant Show"
Abraham "Bram" Peper, Dutch sociologist and politician
Bram Tchaikovsky (born Peter Bramall), English musician of band The Motors
Bram van der Stok, Dutch aviator and WWII escapee of "The Great Escape"
Abraham "Bram" van Ojik, Dutch politician
Abraham Gerardus "Bram" van Velde, Dutch painter
Zeppelin Bram Ackles (b. 2016), son of actors Jensen and Danneel Ackles

Pop Culture References for the name Bram

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

Bramm, Bran, Brann


bwp92 Says:


My name is Bram, so I figured I would throw my opinion in the discussion. My name is pronounced Bram, as in it rhymes with Gram. I can't stand how some people pronounce it like it is Brahm, or Brom, if you will. It originates from Abraham, so it kind of seems obvious to me. My parents biggest concern was that it sounds childish, but I am in my late 20's, and I love my name still. I haven't met another Bram yet either, which is my favorite aspect about my name. I also like how it is already a nickname, so no one shortens my name.

abertawe Says:


I've always said Bram to rhyme with Bran. Like the trio Sharon, Lois and Bram.

emilypcs Says:


Is this pronounced "Bram" (rhymes with ram) or "Brahhhm"?

katinka Says:


Bram is fantastic! It sounds warm and friendly, but the connection to Bram Stoker gives it a darker edge too. It's unusual, but easy to say and spell. Great name.

priviledgedpistachios Says:


I love Bram! I like it as a nickname for Ambrose

Marlz81 Says:


I'm really loving this name:)

otheralix Says:


Bram and bran are pronounced differently. Bram is "Brahm," while bran rhymes with gran.

vintageluvs Says:


So Victorian Gothic. I think of Bram Stoker when I hear this name. I have no idea what Stoker looked like, but I imagine him like a Byronic hero prominent in Victorian literature, like Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre.

MrsCrossley Says:


I don't think I've ever met a Bram, which is a good thing because I hate common names such as Chris or James. But it does sound a lot like bran.

indiefendi2 Says:


Bram sounds like a Southern boy like Beau, I'd never think gothic when I hear this.

lesliemarion Says:


Love Bram and Bramwell. Very substantial as nameberry notes, despite it being one syllable. It does have that nice gothic edginess while also being soft, strong, and comforting sounding, like bran muffins.

Sweekune Says:


i love the gothic feel of Bram. It just takes me back to reading Bram Stoker's Dracula. I wish I was brave enough to use it!