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Abraham

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 81 0 81
1881 86 0 86
1882 91 0 91
1883 52 0 52
1884 67 0 67
1885 86 0 86
1886 77 0 77
1887 75 0 75
1888 78 0 78
1889 83 0 83
1890 70 0 70
1891 62 0 62
1892 99 0 99
1893 103 0 103
1894 73 0 73
1895 94 0 94
1896 109 0 109
1897 62 0 62
1898 92 0 92
1899 85 0 85
1900 100 0 100
1901 62 0 62
1902 82 0 82
1903 95 0 95
1904 111 0 111
1905 112 0 112
1906 122 0 122
1907 148 0 148
1908 150 0 150
1909 163 0 163
1910 191 0 191
1911 292 0 292
1912 533 0 533
1913 551 0 551
1914 700 0 700
1915 790 0 790
1916 753 0 753
1917 731 0 731
1918 757 0 757
1919 742 0 742
1920 656 0 656
1921 683 0 683
1922 599 0 599
1923 556 0 556
1924 554 0 554
1925 490 0 490
1926 426 0 426
1927 407 0 407
1928 401 0 401
1929 342 0 342
1930 344 0 344
1931 293 0 293
1932 276 0 276
1933 246 0 246
1934 242 0 242
1935 259 0 259
1936 214 0 214
1937 217 0 217
1938 212 0 212
1939 197 0 197
1940 219 0 219
1941 193 0 193
1942 234 0 234
1943 199 0 199
1944 194 0 194
1945 206 0 206
1946 210 0 210
1947 240 0 240
1948 252 0 252
1949 287 0 287
1950 300 0 300
1951 284 0 284
1952 253 0 253
1953 315 0 315
1954 304 0 304
1955 287 0 287
1956 305 0 305
1957 272 0 272
1958 282 0 282
1959 311 0 311
1960 294 0 294
1961 276 0 276
1962 278 0 278
1963 275 0 275
1964 273 0 273
1965 275 0 275
1966 253 0 253
1967 227 0 227
1968 257 0 257
1969 302 0 302
1970 354 0 354
1971 369 5 364
1972 389 0 389
1973 403 0 403
1974 461 6 455
1975 506 5 501
1976 569 0 569
1977 678 0 678
1978 699 10 689
1979 743 8 735
1980 779 0 779
1981 812 0 812
1982 847 10 837
1983 779 9 770
1984 861 10 851
1985 857 8 849
1986 916 8 908
1987 916 10 906
1988 971 0 971
1989 1,005 7 998
1990 1,136 5 1,131
1991 1,166 5 1,161
1992 1,143 0 1,143
1993 1,176 7 1,169
1994 1,230 9 1,221
1995 1,287 0 1,287
1996 1,334 0 1,334
1997 1,427 0 1,427
1998 1,545 5 1,540
1999 1,594 8 1,586
2000 1,688 8 1,680
2001 1,823 5 1,818
2002 1,795 0 1,795
2003 1,900 6 1,894
2004 1,992 7 1,985
2005 2,050 5 2,045
2006 2,203 0 2,203
2007 2,141 0 2,141
2008 2,151 5 2,146
2009 2,110 5 2,105
2010 1,923 0 1,923
2011 1,933 0 1,933
2012 1,955 5 1,950
2013 2,217 6 2,211
2014 2,378 10 2,368
2015 2,429 6 2,423

Want to know about the popularity of the Abraham baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 83,921 babies born with the name Abraham in the United States. That's more than enough Abrahams to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 81 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Abraham" was in 2015 with a total of 2,423 babies. (That's a lot of baby Abrahams)

According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Abraham" ranks #70 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 11 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1921. Across the entire United States a total of 683 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Abraham popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Abraham

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac; according to Genesis, God promised to give Abraham's family (the Hebrews) the land of Canaan (the Promised Land); God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son ("Judaism, Christianity, and Islam each has a special claim on Abraham")

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is an officeholder. Abraham was born in 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.

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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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Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker is a novelist. Bram was born in 1847 as Abraham Stoker in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland.

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Abraham Benrubi

Abraham Benrubi is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Abraham was born in 1969 as Abraham Rubin Hercules Benrubi in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Bram Peper

Bram Peper is a politician sociologist professor. Bram was born in 1940 as Abraham Peper in Haarlem, Netherlands.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Abraham

Abraham Hicks
Abraham Maslow
Abraham Woodhull
Abraham Verghese

Alternative Meanings

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

B is for bygone, never forgetting golden memories.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

Your name in reverse order is "Maharba". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ahrbmaa". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Abraham born Jan 6, 1974

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ireland approximately on 1800. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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