|See also||Abbas, Abot|
Abo is an Arabic and Hebrew male name and a variant form of Abbas. It is from Abbas that Abo takes its meaning of stern or somber father. In Arabic, Abbas is a symbolic name referring to the lion, the king of beasts.
The variant used in the Russian language as a Christian name is "А́бо" (Abo). It is possible that the Russian name was derived from the Biblical Hebrew word meaning father, but it is also possible that it was derived from av, the name of a Hebrew month.
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Abo is an uncommon first name but a fairly common last name for both men and women; ranking 53,205 out of 88,799.
People with the given name Abo
- Abo El Seoud El Ebiary (1910–1969), Egyptian screenwriter
- Abo of Tiflis (ca. 756–786), 8th-Century Christian martyr
People with the surname Abo
- Kiyokazu Abo (1870–1948), Imperial Japanese Navy Admiral during World War I
- Léonie Abo (b. 1945), African writer
- Takeshi Abo (living), Japanese video game musician
- Benjamin Abo (b. 1981), American emergency medicine physician, Wilderness EMS specialist and philanthropist
- Maryam d'Abo (b. 1960), English television and film actress
- Mike d'Abo (b. 1944), English singer-songwriter, cousin of Maryam
- Olivia d'Abo (b. 1969), actress; daughter of Mike, above
- Abu Hafs Umar ibn Shuayb al-Iqritishi, 9th-century Spanish explorer and member of the Muslim clergy
- А. В. Суперанская (A. V. Superanskaya). "Словарь русских имён" (Dictionary of Russian Names). Издательство Эксмо. Москва, 2005. ISBN 5-699-14090-5
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