Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Abraham m. Hebrew אַבְרָהָם 'father of a multitude'.

The name of one of the Biblical patriarchs, a 4th C martyr, two 4th C Coptic saints, a 5th C French saint, a 5th C Syrian saint, two 5th C Armenian martyrs, a 6th C Syrian saint, a 6th C Persian saint, a 13th C Bulgarian saint, and a 13th C Russian saint. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Abraham. Geneva Bible (1560): Abrahám. Sagradas Escrituras (1569): Abraham.

The name was uncommon in England before the 16th C. For more information see Withycombe, s.n. Abraham

Austria
Latin
928 Abraham (nom) UrkStyria 18
Denmark
Danish
1581 Abraham KD-1 no. 362
England
Dutch
1572 Abraham AuFr Anthonis; 1573 Abraham ibid. Bouchenpool; 1574 Abraham ibid. Boone; 1575 Abraham ibid. Fredrix; 1576 Abraham ibid. Bogard; 1577 Abraham ibid. Bits; 1578 Abraham ibid. Capellen; 1579 Abraham ibid. Bruijnijnck; 1580 Abraham ibid. Billen; 1581 Abraham ibid. Backer; 1582 Abraham ibid. Brunckhorst; 1583 Abraham ibid. Bogardtz, Abrahame ibid. Bauters; 1585 Abraham ibid. Beeckmans; 1586 Abraham ibid. Bracht; 1587 Abraham ibid. Cocx; 1589 Abraham ibid. Beijts; 1590 Abraham ibid. Bedler; 1591 Abraham ibid. Anyeke; 1592 Abraham ibid. Adams; 1593 Abraham ibid. Berwart; 1594 Abraham ibid. Collij; 1595 Abraham ibid. Acker; 1596 Abraham ibid. Bil; 1597 Abraham ibid. Ackom; 1598 Abraham ibid. Bil; 1599 Abraham ibid. Atkens
Early Modern English
1563 Abraham StAnthonlin p. 15; 1567 Abraham ibid. p. 19; 1573 Abraham ibid. p. 23; 1575/6 Abraham BEmar-vol1 p. 10; 1579 Abraham OrpingtonKe p. 5, RegBisham p. 4; 1581 Abraham DEmar-vol2 p. 6; 1584 Abraham ibid. p. 10; 1588 Abraham bruton-vol1 p. 8; 1589 Abraham HAmar-vol9 p. 50; 1590 Abraham DEmar-vol2 p. 21; 1594 Abraham ibid. p. 28; 1598 Abraham BEmar-vol1 p. 17; 1599 Abraham DEmar-vol2 p. 41
Finland
Early Modern Swedish
1582 Abraham (nom) Audén1980 p. 171
France
Latin
c823 Abraham (nom) irminon-vol2 62, Abram (nom) ibid. 6, Wan; 1147 Abraham (abl) clairvaux-12thc 19; 1378 Abrahe (dat) hanquetvol1 445
Old French
1298 Abraham (obl) HistHdVParis p. 138; 1313 Abraham Paris1313 p. 48
Middle French
1561 Abraham RegPCC-1 p. 3; 1562 Abraham ibid. p. 10; 1563 Abraham ibid. p. 18; 1564 Abraham ibid. p. 47; 1565 Abraham ibid. p. 109; 1566 Abraham ibid. p. 202; 1567 Abraham ibid. p. 279; 1568 Abraham ibid. p. 413; 1570 Abraham ibid. p. 427; 1571 Abraham ibid. p. 440
Germany
Latin
961 Abrahę (gen) UrkStyria 24
Hungary
Latin
1302 Abraham (nom) Slíz p. 12, Abrahe (gen) ibid. p. 12, Abram ibid. p. 12; 1306 Abrache (gen) ibid. p. 12; 1311 Abraam ibid. p. 11; 1320 Abraham ibid. p. 12, Abram ibid. p. 12; 1322 Abraham (nom) ibid. p. 12; 1323 Abraham (nom) ibid. p. 12; 1324 Abraham ibid. p. 12; 1327 Abraam ibid. p. 11; 1329 Abram ibid. p. 12; 1330 Abraam ibid. p. 11; 1331 Abrae (gen) ibid. p. 12, Abram (nom) ibid. p. 12; 1332–1337 Abraham (nom) ibid. p. 12; 1332x37 Harbahe (gen) ibid. p. 13; 1332x1337 Abraam ibid. p. 11; 1335 Abraam ibid. p. 12; 1337 Abram (nom) ibid. p. 12-13; 1341 Abraam ibid. p. 12, Abram (nom) ibid. p. 13; 1342 Abrae (gen) ibid. p. 12
1313 Abrank Slíz p. 13; 1334 Abych ibid. p. 13
Italy
Latin
1237 Abrahe (gen) TirNot1 580
Sweden
Early Modern Swedish
1543 Abraham (nom) Audén1980 p. 164
Cite as: G. Grim, R. Le Get, M. Slíz, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Abraham". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Abraham.