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  1. A town in central Kansas to the west of Topeka; home of Dwight D. Eisenhower
  2. A city in central Texas
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From Ancient Greek Ἀβιληνή (Abilēnḗ).

  1. (biblical) A region of Syria south and southeast of Damascus.

After Abilene, a region mentioned in the Bible (Luke 3:1).

  1. A city of west-central Texas west-southwest of Fort Worth; founded in 1881 with the coming of the railroad, the city first prospered as a shipping center for cattle.
  2. A city in Kansas.

Named for the town of Abilene, Texas, near where the artifacts were discovered.

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Abilene

    Rey Abellana is an actor. Rey was given the name Reynante Razon Abilene in Davao City.

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1964 5 5 0
    1987 7 7 0
    1988 15 15 0
    1989 11 11 0
    1990 9 9 0
    1991 16 16 0
    1992 19 19 0
    1993 19 19 0
    1994 20 20 0
    1995 13 13 0
    1996 22 22 0
    1997 24 24 0
    1998 17 17 0
    1999 15 15 0
    2000 25 25 0
    2001 25 25 0
    2002 23 23 0
    2003 28 28 0
    2004 35 35 0
    2005 35 35 0
    2006 37 37 0
    2007 40 40 0
    2008 38 38 0
    2009 41 41 0
    2010 52 52 0
    2011 50 50 0
    2012 68 68 0
    2013 58 58 0
    2014 48 48 0
    2015 69 69 0
    2016 93 93 0
    2017 88 88 0

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    Fun Facts about the name Abilene

    • How Popular is the name Abilene? Abilene is the 10,155th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Abilene have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,065 babies born with the first name Abilene in the United States. That's more than enough people named Abilene 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 Abilene? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1964 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Abilene first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Abilene is Tuesday, January 11th, 1876.
    • What year had the most people named Abilene born? The highest recorded use of the first name Abilene was in 2016 with a total of 93 babies.
    • Random Abilene Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Abilene is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1996.
    • Weird things about the name Abilene: Your name in reverse order is Eneliba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bnleeia. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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