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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ab
The fifth month of the Jewish year according to the ecclesiastical reckoning, the eleventh by the civil computation, coinciding nearly with August.

Etymology: Of Syriac origin

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens
  2. The muscles of the abdomen
  3. A bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
  4. The eleventh month of the civil year; the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in July and August)
  1. (informal) abdominal muscle. [Mid 20th century.]

Abbreviation of abdominal muscles.

  1. (informal) abdominal muscle. [Mid 20th century.]

Abbreviation of abscess.

  1. (slang) An abscess caused by injecting an illegal drug, usually heroin.

Abbreviations, see definitions.

  1. Abbreviation of abortion.

From the spelling books and the fact that it was the first of the letter combinations.

  1. (US) The early stages of; the beginning process; the start.

    ab was also found in the following language(s): Aynu, Blagar, Catalan, Danish, German, Interlingua, Irish, Latin, Livonian, Occitan, Old French, Old High German, Old Provençal, Pumpokol, Romani, Scottish Gaelic, Silesian German, Turkish, Volapük, and Wolof

    Notable Persons Named Ab

    Ab Wolders is a strongman (strength athlete), powerlifting, and strongman. Ab was given the name Albertus Wolders on June 10th, 1951 in Netherlands. Ab is also known as The World's fastest Strongman" and The World's f\Fastest Strongman.


    Haidar was given the name Ab on January 1st, 1968 in Karachi.


    Ab Saunders was a cowboy, gunfighter, and gunman. Ab was given the name James Albert Saunders on October 14th, 1851 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, USA. Ab is also known as Saunders and Jamesalbert (birthname). He died on February 5th, 1883.


    Ab was given the name David Abbott Jenkins on January 25th, 1883. Ab is also known as David Abbott Jenkins. He passed away on August 9th, 1956.


    Ab Aziz Kaprawi is a Ministry of Transport. His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Ab was born on July 24th, 1959 in Muar, Johor, Federation of Malaya.


    Ab McDonald is a hockey player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1956 to 1974. Ab was born on February 18th, 1936 in Winnipeg.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ab

    Haidar was given the name Ab on January 1st, 1968 in Karachi.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Ab U.S.
      White 58.66% 64.26%
      African American 13.41% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.61% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 15.08% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Ab

    People with the last name Ab are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Ab

    • How Popular is the name Ab? Ab is the 19,675th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ab was the 100,791st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Ab have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 362 babies born with the first name Ab in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ab to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ab? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Ab first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ab is Friday, November 7th, 1873.
    • What year had the most people named Ab born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ab was in 2007 with a total of 41 babies.
    • Random Ab Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ab is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2002.
    • Weird things about the name Ab: Your name in reverse order is Ba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ab. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Ab? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 179 people with the last name Ab.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ab? Ab is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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