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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

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

    Notable Persons Named Abe

    Abe Vigoda was an actor. His career lasted from 1949 to 2014. Abe was given the name Abraham Charles Vigoda on February 24th, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York, US. He left this life on January 26th, 2016.

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    Abe no Seimei is a religious. He holds the title Onmyōji. Abe was born in – Abemonju-in Temple in Sakurai, Nara, Japan.

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    Abe Fortas was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Abe was given the name Abraham Fortas on June 19th, 1910 in Memphis, Tennessee. He left this life on April 5th, 1982.

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    Kōbō Abe was a writer. Kōbō was given the name Abe Kimifusa on March 7th, 1924 in Kita, Tokyo, Japan. They died on January 22nd, 1993.

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    Abe Cunningham is an alternative metal, nu metal, post-metal, experimental rock, and alternative rock musician. He has been prominent since 1988. Abe was given the name Abraham Cunningham on July 27th, 1973 in Sacramento, California, US.

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    Abe Saffron is a property developer and real estate development. Abe is also known as Abe Saffron and Mr Sin.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Abe

    Shinzō Abe is a President of the Liberal Democratic Party, Prime Minister of Japan, President of theLiberal Democratic Party, and Chief Cabinet Secretary. Shinzō was born on September 21st, 1954 in Tokyo.

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    Sada Abe was a geisha, prostitute, maid, author, actress, and waitress. Sada was born on May 28th, 1905 in Kanda, Tokyo, Japan. She left this life in 1971.

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    Mayumi Tanaka is a voice acting in japan and voice actress. Her career lasted from 1978 to 1978. Mayumi was given the name Mayumi Abe on January 15th, 1955 in Tokyo.

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    Kōbō Abe was a writer. Kōbō was given the name Abe Kimifusa on March 7th, 1924 in Kita, Tokyo, Japan. They died on January 22nd, 1993.

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    Hiroshi Abe is an actor, model (people), and model. He has been prominent since 1987. Hiroshi was born on June 22nd, 1964 in Kanagawa, Yokohama, Japan.

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    Akie Abe is a housewife and disc jockey. Akie was born on June 10th, 1962 in Tokyo.

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

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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 140 0 140
    1928 89 0 89
    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 71 0 71
    1937 63 0 63
    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 25 0 25
    1989 23 0 23
    1990 25 0 25
    1991 23 0 23
    1992 17 0 17
    1993 18 0 18
    1994 19 0 19
    1995 20 0 20
    1996 28 0 28
    1997 26 0 26
    1998 29 0 29
    1999 23 0 23
    2000 29 0 29
    2001 41 0 41
    2002 43 0 43
    2003 54 0 54
    2004 34 0 34
    2005 40 0 40
    2006 44 0 44
    2007 52 0 52
    2008 49 0 49
    2009 56 0 56
    2010 55 0 55
    2011 51 0 51
    2012 49 0 49
    2013 62 0 62
    2014 58 0 58
    2015 80 0 80
    2016 61 0 61
    2017 72 0 72

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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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    Fun Facts about the name Abe

    • How Popular is the name Abe? Abe is the 2,644th most popular name of all time. As a last name Abe was the 10,837th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Abe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,158 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 Eab. 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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