Abraham (given name)

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Dutch: [ɑbrɑ'ɦɑm][stress?]
Other names
See alsoAbram, Avram, Ibrahim, Ebrahim, Abe, Avi, Bram

This is a list of people named after Abraham, the Biblical patriarch (Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם, Modern: Avraham, Tiberian: ʾAḇrāhām Ashkenazi Avrohom or Avruhom); the father of the Abrahamic Religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam:

As recounted in the Torah, his name was originally Avram which means "High Father" - "av" (אב) "father", "ram" (רם) "high" - with the "ha" (ה) added in mark of his covenant with God.

In the Russian language, the name is used in the following forms: Авраам (Avraam),[1][2] Авраамий (Avraamy),[2] Аврамий (Avramy),[3] Абрам (Abram),[1][4] Абрамий (Abramy),[4] Аврам (Avram),[3] Обра́м (Obram),[3] and Абрахам (Abrakham).[3]

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14th to 15th century
16th to 18th century
Contemporary (19th century onward)

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  1. ^ a b Nikonov, p. 50
  2. ^ a b Superanskaya [1], p. 20
  3. ^ a b c d Superanskaya [2], p. 30
  4. ^ a b Petrovsky, p. 35


  • В. А. Никонов (V. A. Nikonov). "Ищем имя" (Looking for a Name). Изд. "Советская Россия". Москва, 1988. ISBN 5-268-00401-8
  • Н. А. Петровский (N. A. Petrovsky). "Словарь русских личных имён" (Dictionary of Russian First Names). ООО Издательство "АСТ". Москва, 2005. ISBN 5-17-002940-3
  • [1] А. В. Суперанская (A. V. Superanskaya). "Современный словарь личных имён: Сравнение. Происхождение. Написание" (Modern Dictionary of First Names: Comparison. Origins. Spelling). Айрис-пресс. Москва, 2005. ISBN 5-8112-1399-9
  • [2] А. В. Суперанская (A. V. Superanskaya). "Словарь русских имён" (Dictionary of Russian Names). Издательство Эксмо. Москва, 2005. ISBN 5-699-14090-5