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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Abbe

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ab"bé`
The French word answering to the English abbot, the head of an abbey; but commonly a title of respect given in France to every one vested with the ecclesiastical habit or dress.

Note: ☞ After the 16th century, the name was given, in social parlance, to candidates for some priory or abbey in the gift of the crown. Many of these aspirants became well known in literary and fashionable life. By further extension, the name came to be applied to unbeneficed secular ecclesiastics generally.

Etymology: F. abbé. See Abbot

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  1. A French abbot
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  1. Alternative spelling of abbé

Notable Persons Named Abbe

Abbe Lane is a singer, dancer, and actress. Abbe was given the name Abigail Francine Lassman on December 14th, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Abbé was given the name Henri Marie Joseph Grouès on August 5th, 1912 in Lyon. He left this life on January 22nd, 2007.

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Abbé was born on November 25th, 1712 in Versailles (city). He died on December 23rd, 1789.

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Abbe was born in 1952.

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Abbe May is a rock music, dance music, electronic music, and pop music musician. She was most prominent from 2000 to present. Abbe was given the name Abbe Joanna May on July 19th, 1983 in Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia. Abbe is also known as May and Abbe Joanna.

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Abbe Raven is a chairman emeritus, a+e networks, and a&e networks. Abbe was born in 1953.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Abbe

Ernst Karl Abbe was a scientist in the field of physicist. Ernst was born on January 23rd, 1840 in Eisenach. He breathed his last breath on January 14th, 1905.

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Cleveland Abbe was a meteorology. Cleveland was born on December 3rd, 1838 in New York City. He died on October 28th, 1916.

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Kenshiro Abbe was a martial artist. Kenshiro was born on December 15th, 1915 in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. He passed away on December 1st, 1985.

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James Abbe was an artist. James was born on July 17th, 1883. He breathed his last breath on November 11th, 1973.

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Caroline Abbé is a soccer player for the FC Bayern Munich (women), FC Yverdon Féminin, SC Freiburg (women), and Switzerland women's national football team. Caroline was born on January 13th, 1988 in Geneva.

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Robert Abbe was a scientist in the field of medicine. Robert was born on April 13th, 1851 in New York City. He passed away on March 7th, 1928.

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How popular is the baby name Abbe in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1949 5 5 0
1950 10 10 0
1951 20 20 0
1952 37 37 0
1953 28 28 0
1954 32 32 0
1955 47 47 0
1956 40 40 0
1957 77 77 0
1958 78 78 0
1959 48 48 0
1960 46 46 0
1961 28 28 0
1962 38 38 0
1963 22 22 0
1964 37 37 0
1965 30 30 0
1966 22 22 0
1967 26 26 0
1968 22 22 0
1969 21 21 0
1970 20 20 0
1971 21 21 0
1972 14 14 0
1973 20 20 0
1974 12 12 0
1975 16 16 0
1976 10 10 0
1977 19 19 0
1978 24 24 0
1979 29 29 0
1980 37 37 0
1981 26 26 0
1982 14 14 0
1983 23 23 0
1984 15 15 0
1985 21 21 0
1986 19 19 0
1987 19 19 0
1988 11 11 0
1989 14 14 0
1990 20 20 0
1991 14 14 0
1992 11 11 0
1993 14 14 0
1994 10 10 0
1995 10 10 0
1996 11 11 0
1997 12 12 0
1998 9 9 0
1999 13 13 0
2000 20 20 0
2001 14 14 0
2002 5 5 0
2003 7 7 0
2004 13 13 0
2005 15 15 0
2008 6 6 0
2009 12 12 0
2010 5 5 0
2014 6 6 0

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Popularity of Abbe as a first name

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Popularity of Abbe as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Abbe U.S.
  White 92.47% 64.26%
  African American 2.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.02% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Abbe

People with the last name Abbe are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Abbe

  • How Popular is the name Abbe? Abbe is the 8,838th most popular name of all time. As a last name Abbe was the 19,697th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Abbe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,325 babies born with the first name Abbe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Abbe to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Abbe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Abbe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Abbe is Saturday, February 14th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Abbe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Abbe was in 1958 with a total of 78 babies.
  • Random Abbe Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Abbe is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Abbe: Your name in reverse order is Ebba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bbae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Abbe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,368 people with the last name Abbe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Abbe? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Abbe as their last name since less than 1 person in 217k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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