Abbe name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Abbe

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ab"bé`
The French word answering to the English abbot, the head of an abbey; but commonly a title of respect given in France to every one vested with the ecclesiastical habit or dress.

Note: ☞ After the 16th century, the name was given, in social parlance, to candidates for some priory or abbey in the gift of the crown. Many of these aspirants became well known in literary and fashionable life. By further extension, the name came to be applied to unbeneficed secular ecclesiastics generally.

Etymology: F. abbé. See Abbot

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A French abbot
  1. Alternative spelling of abbé

Notable Persons Named Abbe

Notable Persons Named Abbe

Abbe Lane

Abbe Lane is a singer, dancer, and actress. Abbe was given the name Abigail Francine Lassman on December 14th, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Abbé Pierre

Abbé was given the name Henri Marie Joseph Grouès on August 5th, 1912 in Lyon. He left this life on January 22nd, 2007.

Abbé Charles-Michel de l'Épée

Abbé was born on November 25th, 1712 in Versailles (city). He died on December 23rd, 1789.

Abbe Lowell

Abbe was born in 1952.

Abbe May

Abbe May is a rock music, dance music, electronic music, and pop music musician. She was most prominent from 2000 to present. Abbe was given the name Abbe Joanna May on July 19th, 1983 in Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia. Abbe is also known as May and Abbe Joanna.

Abbe Raven

Abbe Raven is a chairman emeritus, a+e networks, and a&e networks. Abbe was born in 1953.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Abbe

Notable Persons With the Last Name Abbe

Ernst Karl Abbe

Ernst Karl Abbe was a scientist in the field of physicist. Ernst was born on January 23rd, 1840 in Eisenach. He breathed his last breath on January 14th, 1905.

Cleveland Abbe

Cleveland Abbe was a meteorology. Cleveland was born on December 3rd, 1838 in New York City. He died on October 28th, 1916.

Kenshiro Abbe

Kenshiro Abbe was a martial artist. Kenshiro was born on December 15th, 1915 in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. He passed away on December 1st, 1985.

James Abbe

James Abbe was an artist. James was born on July 17th, 1883. He breathed his last breath on November 11th, 1973.

Caroline Abbé

Caroline Abbé is a soccer player for the FC Bayern Munich (women), FC Yverdon Féminin, SC Freiburg (women), and Switzerland women's national football team. Caroline was born on January 13th, 1988 in Geneva.

Robert Abbe

Robert Abbe was a scientist in the field of medicine. Robert was born on April 13th, 1851 in New York City. He passed away on March 7th, 1928.

  • Louis Jean Nicolas Abbé
    Nobility of the First French Empire
  • Godwin Osagie Abbe
    Military Governor of Rivers State
  • Hendrik Abbé
  • Jr. Cleveland Abbe

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Abbe U.S.
  White 92.47% 64.26%
  African American 2.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.02% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Abbe

People with the last name Abbe are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Abbe

  • How Popular is the name Abbe? Abbe is the 9,101st most popular name of all time. As a last name Abbe was the 19,697th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Abbe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,325 babies born with the first name Abbe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Abbe to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Abbe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Abbe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Abbe is Saturday, February 14th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Abbe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Abbe was in 1958 with a total of 78 babies.
  • Random Abbe Factoid: According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Abbe is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name in 1961.
  • Weird things about the name Abbe: The name spelled backwards is Ebba. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ebab. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Abbe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,368 people with the last name Abbe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Abbe? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Abbe as their last name since less than 1 person in 217k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Abbe name meaning

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