Boy Baby Name

Ibrahim

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Quick Facts on Ibrahim

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Arabic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 449
Pronunciation:
EEB-ra-heem
Simple meaning:
Father of a multitude (of nations)

Characteristics of Ibrahim

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Ibrahim

Ibrāhīm is the Arabic form of the Hebrew name Abraham, borne from the Bible by the first Jewish patriarch with whom God made a covenant in Genesis 15 promising a multitude of descendents (as many as the stars) and “To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates” – the land of Canaan (present day Israel) “for an everlasting possession.” In Genesis 17:5 God says “No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.” This explains the meaning of Abraham’s name. The Hebrew ʼaḇ-rabin translates to ‘father of a multitude.’ Aside from the fact that Abraham fathered Isaac, who fathered Jacob, who fathered the Twelve Tribes of Israel – Ibrāhīm is also equally important to the Arab people as to the Jews. That is because Abraham (or Ibrāhīm to the Arabs) also fathered Ishmael (or Ismā’īl), the founding father of the Arabic people (Ishmael was actually Abraham’s first born). For more on the story, please look up the name Ishmael. Clearly Ibrāhīm/Abraham did indeed father a multitude on nations as the patriarchic figure for both the Arabs and the Jews.

Popularity of the Name Ibrahim

Ibrāhīm did not appear on the U.S. popularity charts until 1990 mainly due to the fact that America has never had a huge Arab population. However, now that Muslims make up roughly 4% of the American population, we are starting to see more and more names of Arabic origin creep onto the charts. Names like Fatima have enjoyed crossover appeal, but names like Mohammed and Ibrāhīm are pretty restricted to the Arab-American community.
Popularity of the Boy Name Ibrahim
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Ibrahim

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Ibrahim

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Ibrahim

    Ibrahim We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Ibrahim.

  • Popular Songs on Ibrahim

    Popular Songs on Ibrahim

    Ibrahim - a song by David Friedman

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Ibrahim

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Ibrahim

    Ibrahim Khan and the Mystery of the Haunted Lake (Farheen Khan) - What are those frightening sounds coming from the forest? Someone or something out there wants to scare the Khan boys and their class away from the campsite! When Mrs. Morris and her third grade class win a trip to Camp Chimo, the children get more than they bargained for. Will third grade detectives Ibrahim and Zayn Khan be able to figure out what's going on before it's too late? Follow the Khan boys on another great adventure as they follow the clues in Ibrahim Khan and the Mystery of the Haunted Lake! Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Ibrahim Khan and the Mystery of the Roaring Lion (Farheen Khan) - Tree forts, maple trees—and roaring lions? When Yousuf hears ferocious roaring lions and creepy laughing hyenas in his backyard, he calls the best detectives he knows: Ibrahim and Zayn Khan! With the help of their trusty brown sack, they search for clues and bit-by-bit piece together this extraordinary mystery. Join the third-grade detective duo as they solve the thrilling case of the roaring lion! Recommended for ages 7-10.

    The Travels of the Prophet Ibrahim (Saniyasnain Khan) - Quran Stories for Little Hearts. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Children of Famous People Named Ibrahim

    Children of Famous People Named Ibrahim

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Ibrahim - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Ibrahim.

Personality of the Boy Name Ibrahim

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Variations of the Baby Name - Ibrahim

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