Abbas name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Abbas

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  1. 2 people from the United States and Iran, Islamic Republic of agree the name Abbas is of Persian / Iranian / Arabic origin and means "Lion, Brave".
  2. 7 people from all over the world agree the name Abbas is of Arabic origin and means "Lion".
  3. A submission from Lebanon says the name Abbas means "Angered Lion".
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From Arabic عَبَّاس‎ (ʿabbās, “one who frowns a lot; untamed lion”), from عَبَسَ‎ (ʿabasa, “to frown”), the title of the eightieth sura of the Qur'an.

  1. A male given name from Arabic
  2. A surname​.

Abbas was also found in the following language(s): Azerbaijani

Notable Persons Named Abbas

Notable Persons Named Abbas

Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami is a director, screenwriter, and producer. His ongoing career started in 1962. Abbas was born Abbas Kiarostami on June 22nd, 1940 in Tehran.

Sanjay Khan

He was most active from 1964 to 2005. Sanjay was given the name Abbas ali Khan on January 3rd, 1941 in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India.


Bas is a hip hop music rapping. He was most active from 2010 to present. Bas was given the name Abbas Hamad in Paris. Bas is also known as Bas.


Abbas is an actor and model. Abbas was given the name Mirza Abbas Ali on May 21st, 1975.

Abbas Hashmi

Abbas Hashmi is an entrepreneur. Abbas was born in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Abbas Jadidi

Abbas Jadidi is a wrestler.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Abbas

Notable Persons With the Last Name Abbas

Mahmoud Abbas

Mahmoud Abbas is a 2nd President of the State of Palestine, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, 2nd President of the Palestinian National Authority, and Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority. Mahmoud was born on March 26th, 1935 in Safed.

Imran Abbas

Imran Abbas is an actor and model. They were most prominent from 2003 to present. Imran was given the name Imran Abbas Naqvi in Lahore, Pakistan.


Abbas is an actor and model. Abbas was given the name Mirza Abbas Ali on May 21st, 1975.

Zaheer Abbas

Zaheer Abbas is a cricketer. Zaheer was born on July 24th, 1947 in Sialkot.

Saba Waseem Abbas

Saba Waseem Abbas is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1978 to present. Saba was given the name Saba Hameed Akhtar on June 21st, 1957 in Lahore. Saba is also known as Hamid and Saba.

Waseem Abbas

Waseem Abbas is an actor, film director, and director. He was most active from 1978 to 1978. Waseem was born on September 9th, 1960 in Lahore.

  • Mirza Shah Abbas
  • Ferhat Abbas
    President of the National Constituent Assembly of Algeria
  • Hisham Abbas
  • Abdul Rahman Abbas
    Speaker of the Penang State Assembly
  • Andjar Asmara
  • Bassim Abbas
    Soccer Player
  • Kamal Abbas
  • Abdulkerim Abbas
    Secretary General of the Xinjiang Provincial Coalition Government
  • Raouf Abbas
  • Nasir Abbas Nayyar
  • Khalid Hassan Abbas
    Minister of Defense
  • Ahmad Abbas
    Soccer Player

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Abbas U.S.
  White 47.02% 64.26%
  African American 6.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 39.26% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.24% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Abbas

People with the last name Abbas are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Abbas

  • How Popular is the name Abbas? Abbas is the 8,640th most popular name of all time. As a last name Abbas was the 6,781st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Abbas have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,436 babies born with the first name Abbas in the United States. That's more than enough people named Abbas to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Abbas? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Abbas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Abbas is Wednesday, January 14th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Abbas born? The highest recorded use of the first name Abbas was in 2018 with a total of 95 babies.
  • Random Abbas Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Abbas is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Michigan have the same name in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Abbas: The name spelled backwards is Sabba. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Saabb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Abbas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,974 people with the last name Abbas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Abbas? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Abbas as their last name.
  • Abbas name meaning

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