Name: Abraham

Origin and Meaning of the Name Abraham

  • Meaning:
    Father of a multitude or many nations
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    (AY bra ham); (AHB rahm)
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    English speaking countries
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    In the Bible, Abraham was originally named Abram, but was bestowed the name of Abraham by God for he wanted him to be the "father of many nations". Abraham was married to Sarah and had eight sons. He is said to be the father of the Jewish nations through Isaac and Arabian nations through Ishmael. Abraham Lincoln, one of America's greatest presidents (1860-1865), ended slavery and saw the country through the American Civil War.

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