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Abe is actually a shortened version of a very traditional biblical name, Abraham. It has a quaint feel to it and a good choice for parents who want a strong, historical name.

Detailed Meaning

Abe is a Jewish name thought of as either a shortened form of Abraham, or from the Aramaic word ‘abba’ meaning “father.”

Famous People With This Name

Apart from the biblical Abraham, there are quite a few famous Abes in the world: Abe Saperstein was a UK-born American founder and owner of the basketball team, Harlem Globetrotters, Abe Vigoda was an American Actor and of course, Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States.

Possible Nicknames

Abe in itself is perhaps too short to have a nickname of its own, and it could be argued that the name is already a nickname of Abrahram anyway.

Related Names

The name is obviously related to Abraham and its variants, including Abram.

Stories Featuring This Name

The most famous story involving Abraham is found in the Bible, specifically Genesis, where he is visited by God to leave his father’s house to settle in the land given to Canaan, but which now belongs to him and his children.

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