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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Abu

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Alt. Meaning

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

B is for beauty, that comes from within.

U is for upstanding, the honorable way to be

Notable Persons Named Abu

Abu was given the name Ibrahim Awwadty Ibrahim Ali Muhammad al-Badri al-Samarrai on July 28th, 1971 in Near Samarra, Iraq. Abu is also known as Abu Bakr, Caliph Ibrahim, Abu Du'a, 'The Invisible Sheikh', and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.


Abu Bakr was royalty. He holds the title Companion of the Cave, Companion of the Tomb, Attique, The Great Friend, The Great Friend (, and Siddique-e-Akbar). His career lasted from 632 to 634. Abu was born as the child of Uthman Abu Quhafa and Salma Umm-ul-Khair in Mecca. He left this life on August 22nd, 0634.


Abu was given the name Ahmad Fadeel al-Nazal al-Khalayleh on October 20th, 1966 in Zarqa, Jordan. Abu is also known as Ahmad Fadeel al-Nazal al-Khalayleh. He left this life on June 7th, 2006.


Abu Muhammad al-Adnani is an official spokesman of the islamic state of iraq, the levant, spokesperson, and officialspokesmanof theislamic state of iraq. Abu was given the name Taha Subhi Falaha in 1977 in Binnish.


Abu was given the name Mustafa Kamel Mustafa on April 15th, 1958 in Alexandria.


Abu was given the name 1974 in al-Shahil, Deir ez-Zor, Syria. Abu is also known as 'The Conqueror Sheikh'.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Abu

Aashiq Abu is a film director. His ongoing career started in 2009. Aashiq was born on April 12th, 1978 in Edappally.


Mohammed Abu is a soccer player for the Strømsgodset Toppfotball, Manchester City F.C., Eintracht Frankfurt, Rayo Vallecano, FC Lorient, Aarhus Gymnastikforening, and Ghana national football team. Mohammed was born on November 14th, 1991 in Accra, Ghana.


Raneo Abu is a Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Batangas' 2nd District and Member of thePhilippine House of RepresentativesfromBatangas' 2nd District. Raneo was born in Bauan, Batangas.


Abu is a soccer player for the Sliema Wanderers F.C., Bendel Insurance F.C., Club Atlético River Plate, Sport Club Internacional, CR Vasco da Gama, Sociedade Esportiva e Recreativa Caxias do Sul, Qormi F.C., and Valletta F.C. Abu was born on August 11th, 1988 in Benin City, Nigeria.


Sabre Abu is a soccer player for the Kedah FA, Malaysian President's Cup, PDRM FA, Harimau Muda B, Malaysia national under-23 football team, and Malaysia national football team. Sabre was born on August 8th, 1987 in Parit Buntar.


Ismail was born on April 4th, 1988 in Pahang.


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Popularity of Abu as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Abu U.S.
  White 11.40% 64.26%
  African American 72.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 13.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Abu

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

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Fun Facts about the name Abu

  • How Popular is the name Abu? Abu is the 19,005th most popular name of all time. As a last name Abu was the 33,036th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Abu have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 384 babies born with the first name Abu in the United States. That's more than enough people named Abu 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 Abu? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Abu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Abu is Saturday, September 30th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Abu born? The highest recorded use of the first name Abu was in 2007 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Abu Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Abu is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Abu: Your name in reverse order is Uba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aub. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Abu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 693 people with the last name Abu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Abu? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Abu as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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