First name origin & meaning:
Hebrew, Arabic: Father
First name variations: Ab, Abba, Abbe, Abbey, Abbie, Abo
Last name origins & meanings:
- Muslim (widespread throughout the Muslim world): from the
Arabic personal name ‛Abbās, literally ‘stern’, ‘austere’.
‛Abbās was the name of an uncle (died 652) of the Prophet
Muhammad, the ancestor of the Abbasid dynasty (see Abbasi).
- German: Latinized form of Abt ‘abbot’.
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