Abo (name)

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Abo
Gender Male
Language(s) Arabic
Origin
Meaning Stern father
Other names
See also Abbas, Abot

Abo is an Arabic and Hebrew male name and a variant form of Abbas.[1] It is from Abbas that Abo takes its meaning of stern or somber father.[1] In Arabic, Abbas is a symbolic name referring to the lion, the king of beasts.[2]

The variant used in the Russian language as a Christian name is "А́бо" (Abo).[3] 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.[3]

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.[1]

People with the given name Abo[edit]

People with the surname Abo[edit]

  • 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Abo | meaning of Abo | name Abo". Think Baby Names. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Abbas | meaning of Abbas | name Abbas". Thinkbabynames.com. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Superanskaya, p. 30

Sources[edit]

  • А. В. Суперанская (A. V. Superanskaya). "Словарь русских имён" (Dictionary of Russian Names). Издательство Эксмо. Москва, 2005. ISBN 5-699-14090-5