Abraham (ay-bruh-ham) is a masculine name that is used in the English, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Biblical, and Biblical Latin languages.

Meaning and HistoryEdit

This name may be viewed either as meaning "father of many" in Hebrew or as a contraction of the name Abram and hamon, meaning "many, multitude".

The Biblical Abraham was originally named Abram, but God changed his name. He led his followers from Ur into Canaan and is regarded by the Jews as being the founder of the Hebrews through his son Isaac and by the Muslims as being the founder of the Arabs through his son Ishmael.

As an English Christian name, Abraham became common after the Protestant Reformation.

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