Abraham

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Old Norse Old Norse
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Greenland Greenlandic
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

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Origin and Meaning

Latin form of the Hebrew name אַבְרָהָם (Avraham) meaning 'father of a multitude (of nations)' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]

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See also Aabo, Aabra, Abbe, Abram, Ape, Bram, Habraham, Hami, Ibrahim

For female forms see Abrahamina

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Abrahaminpoika Finland
Abrahamsen Denmark Norway
Abrahamson Norway Sweden
Abrahamssen Norway
Abrahamsson Faroe Islands Iceland Norway Old Swedish Sweden
Abrahamssøn Norway
Abrahamsøn Norway

Female

Abrahamdatter Norway
Abrahamintytär Finland
Abrahamsdatter Denmark Norway
Abrahamsdotter Norway Sweden
Abrahamsdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Old Swedish - Old Swedish
Nominative: Abraham
Accusative: Abraham
Dative: Abraham/Abrahe (Lat.)
Genitive: Abrahe (Lat.)
Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Abraham
Genitive: Abrahams
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Abraham
Accusative: Abraham
Dative: Abrahami
Genitive: Abrahams
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Abraham
Genitive: Abrahamin
Partitive: Abrahamia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Abraham
Accusative: Abraham
Dative: Abraham
Genitive: Abrahams
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Abraham
Genitive: Abrahams
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Abraham
Genitive: Abrahams

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

20 December

Norway Norway

20 December

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

18 December

Sweden Sweden

18 December

Further Information

Pronunciation

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Bible

  • Abraham was a man who led the Jews to Canaan. The original form of the name before God changed it to Abraham, was Abram (= 'high father'). His first wife was Sara and his second wife was Hagar

Namesakes

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 909 people were named Abraham (percentage of first or only given name: 24 %) [16]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[19]
720 1860 0 221 720 1639
Finland Finland[20]
n.a.
1407 0 0
n.a.
1407
Greenland Greenland[21]
56 231
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[22]
122
n.a.
0
n.a.
122
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[23]
10 15
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[24]
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
356
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Abraham (m) Sources: [19][22][24][20]

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Abraham (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Abraham (m)


References

  1. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  8. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  9. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Svenska medeltida personnamn, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  14. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  15. Per Hedelin: Norstedts svenska uttalslexikon (1997)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  18. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  19. 19.0 19.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  20. 20.0 20.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  21. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  22. 22.0 22.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  23. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  24. 24.0 24.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no