See also: abe, ABE, abé, Abé, abeʼ, a-be, abe-, and abe'

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /eɪb/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪb

Etymology 1Edit

Shortened from Abraham. In the slang sense for money, refers to the picture of Abraham Lincoln on the currency.

Proper nounEdit

Abe

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Abraham, from Hebrew.

NounEdit

Abe (plural Abes)

  1. (slang, US) A five-dollar bill.
    • 1996, J. Madison Davis, And the Angels Sing, page 210:
      "Gambling's not my form of masochism," said Carl. "Huh?" "So how much?" "The wad's mostly ones. Some Jeffersons. Two or three Abes."

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Japanese 阿部 (Abe), Japanese 安部 (Abe) or Japanese 安倍 (Abe).

Proper nounEdit

Abe (plural Abes)

  1. A surname, from Japanese​.

AnagramsEdit


CebuanoEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Short for Abelardo.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: a‧be

NounEdit

Abe

  1. a nickname for Abelardo

Etymology 2Edit

From English Abe, shortened from Abraham.

NounEdit

Abe

  1. (rare) a male given name from English

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Abe m

  1. A male given name, West Frisian variant of Albert and Abel.

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

Abe

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あべ

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese 阿部 (Abe), Japanese 安部 (Abe) or Japanese 安倍 (Abe).

Proper nounEdit

Abe m or f

  1. A surname, from Japanese​.

TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 阿部 (Abe)

Proper nounEdit

Abe

  1. A Filipino-Japanese surname, from Japanese​.

StatisticsEdit

According to data collected by Forebears in 2014, Abe is the 2,027th most common surname in the Philippines, occurring in 5,671 individuals.