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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Abed

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adverb A*bed"
  1. In bed, or on the bed."Not to be abed after midnight." [Shak.]
  2. To childbed (in the phrase “ brought abed,” that is, delivered of a child).

Etymology: Pref. a- in, on + bed

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  1. In bed

From Middle English abedde, on bedde (“bed”), from Old English bedd (“bed”). Equivalent to a- (“in, on”) +‎ bed.

Notable Persons Named Abed

Abed was born in 1942.


Abed Hamed Mowhoush is a military person. His military service ended in 2003.


Abed was born in 1956.


Abed Azrie is an arabic music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to 1990. Abed was born in 1945 in Aleppo.


Abed was born on February 1st, 1956 in Sylhet District.


Abed Powell is an athlete for the Extension Gunners, ECCO City Green, Township Rollers F.C., Mogoditshane Fighters, and Botswana national football team. Abed was born on January 28th, 1983 in Gaborone.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Abed

Fazle Hasan Abed is a social worker and social work. Fazle was born on April 27th, 1936 in Baniachong, British India.


Nawaf Al Abed is a soccer player for the Al-Hilal FC, Saudi Arabia national under-23 football team, and Saudi Arabia national football team. Nawaf was born on January 26th, 1990 in Riyadh.


Ahmed Abed is a soccer player for the Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona F.C., Maccabi Ahi Nazareth F.C., Israel national under-21 football team, and Israel national football team. Ahmed was born on March 30th, 1990 in Nazareth.


Rodrigo Abed is an actor. Rodrigo was given the name Rodrigo Elias Martínez Abed on September 6th, 1972 in Mexico City.



Pere was born in 1911. He left this life in 2006.


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Popularity of Abed as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Abed U.S.
  White 82.09% 64.26%
  African American 2.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.04% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Abed

People with the last name Abed are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Abed

  • How Popular is the name Abed? Abed is the 27,317th most popular name of all time. As a last name Abed was the 17,734th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Abed have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 193 babies born with the first name Abed in the United States. That's more than enough people named Abed 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 Abed? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Abed first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Abed is Wednesday, July 10th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Abed born? The highest recorded use of the first name Abed was in 1995 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Abed: Your name in reverse order is Deba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aebd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Abed? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,580 people with the last name Abed.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Abed? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Abed as their last name since less than 1 person in 185k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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