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Abe

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 50 0 50
1881 36 0 36
1882 50 0 50
1883 43 0 43
1884 45 0 45
1885 47 0 47
1886 50 0 50
1887 37 0 37
1888 46 0 46
1889 39 0 39
1890 49 0 49
1891 40 0 40
1892 53 0 53
1893 43 0 43
1894 50 0 50
1895 54 0 54
1896 51 0 51
1897 58 0 58
1898 67 0 67
1899 39 0 39
1900 56 0 56
1901 48 0 48
1902 54 0 54
1903 58 0 58
1904 52 0 52
1905 65 0 65
1906 50 0 50
1907 65 0 65
1908 57 0 57
1909 67 0 67
1910 74 0 74
1911 94 0 94
1912 172 0 172
1913 202 0 202
1914 225 0 225
1915 271 0 271
1916 261 0 261
1917 280 0 280
1918 256 0 256
1919 264 0 264
1920 207 0 207
1921 231 0 231
1922 176 0 176
1923 173 0 173
1924 174 0 174
1925 116 0 116
1926 135 0 135
1927 139 0 139
1928 90 0 90
1929 61 0 61
1930 86 0 86
1931 78 0 78
1932 83 0 83
1933 67 0 67
1934 76 0 76
1935 59 0 59
1936 70 0 70
1937 64 0 64
1938 55 0 55
1939 56 0 56
1940 54 0 54
1941 66 0 66
1942 63 0 63
1943 55 0 55
1944 58 0 58
1945 58 0 58
1946 53 0 53
1947 56 0 56
1948 51 0 51
1949 62 0 62
1950 46 0 46
1951 45 0 45
1952 49 0 49
1953 57 0 57
1954 58 0 58
1955 60 0 60
1956 52 0 52
1957 66 0 66
1958 63 0 63
1959 65 0 65
1960 60 0 60
1961 63 0 63
1962 51 0 51
1963 47 0 47
1964 44 0 44
1965 35 0 35
1966 35 0 35
1967 24 0 24
1968 33 0 33
1969 31 0 31
1970 34 0 34
1971 41 0 41
1972 34 0 34
1973 38 0 38
1974 38 0 38
1975 39 0 39
1976 36 0 36
1977 43 0 43
1978 25 0 25
1979 24 0 24
1980 36 0 36
1981 34 0 34
1982 34 0 34
1983 27 0 27
1984 19 0 19
1985 27 0 27
1986 21 0 21
1987 28 0 28
1988 24 0 24
1989 23 0 23
1990 25 0 25
1991 23 0 23
1992 17 0 17
1993 17 0 17
1994 19 0 19
1995 20 0 20
1996 28 0 28
1997 24 0 24
1998 28 0 28
1999 23 0 23
2000 29 0 29
2001 41 0 41
2002 42 0 42
2003 54 0 54
2004 34 0 34
2005 39 0 39
2006 44 0 44
2007 52 0 52
2008 49 0 49
2009 55 0 55
2010 54 0 54
2011 51 0 51
2012 49 0 49
2013 62 0 62
2014 57 0 57
2015 79 0 79

Fun Facts about the name Abe

  • How many people with the first name Abe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,014 babies born with the first name Abe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Abe to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Abe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 50 new born babies.
  • When was Abe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Abe is Wednesday, August 2nd, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Abe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Abe was in 1917 with a total of 280 babies.
  • Random Abe Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Abe ranks 99th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 8 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Abe: Your name in reverse order is Eba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Abe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Abe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,938 people with the last name Abe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Abe? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Abe as their last name.
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Popularity of Abe as a first name

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Popularity of Abe as a last name

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Common last names for Abe

  • Cohen
  • Miller
  • Goldstein
  • Goldberg
  • Schwartz
  • Smith
  • Kaplan
  • Friedman
  • Johnson
  • Katz
  • Williams
  • Levine
  • Gordon
  • Brown
  • Feldman
  • Davis
  • Levy
  • Jones

Common first names for Abe

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Abe U.S.
  White 18.75% 64.26%
  African American 4.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 63.17% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.94% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 8.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Abe

People with the last name Abe are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Abe" mean? The list below shows the origins of Abe as well as things modernly associated with the name Abe such as celebrities named Abe.

English

Origin and Meaning of Abe

The name "Abe" is of English origin, and it means "Father of Nations". It's a name commonly given to boys.

From Abraham.

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Abraham.
  2. (slang, US) A five-dollar bill.

From Japanese.

  1. A surname​.

    Abe was also found in the following language(s): Dutch and Japanese

    Abe Vigoda

    Abe Vigoda is an actor / voice artist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1949 to present. Abe was born in 1921 as Abraham Charles Vigoda in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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    Other Inspirations for the Name Abe

    Abe Fisher
    Abe Lincoln
    Abe Fortas
    Abe Foxman
    Abe Froman
    Abe Pollin
    Abe Woodhull

    What does the name Abe mean?

    Ais for appreciative, of all you have

    Bis for beloved, as you are to many.

    Eis for enduring, forever will your memory remain

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