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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 "What would you name a sibling to...?".

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

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