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Ahab - Meaning of Ahab

What does Ahab mean?

[ 2 syll. a-hab, ah-ab ] The baby boy name Ahab is pronounced EY-HHaeB in English †. Ahab's origin is Hebrew, and its use, Arabic, English, and Hebrew. The name's meaning is 'uncle'. It is a biblical name derived from ach meaning 'brother' ; av 'father'. The name was borne by the husband of Jezebel, a king of Israel in the Old Testament. In literature, the name has appeared in the Herman Melville novel Moby Dick (1851).

See also the related categories, king, uncle, brother, biblical, hebrew, literature, and arabic.

Ahab is unusual as a baby name for boys. It is ranked outside of the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Ahab include Abie, Ava, Ayub, Ebbea, Ebbee, Ebbey, Ebbi, Ebbie, Ebbo, Ebby, Eboe, Ebow, Ebowe, Effie, Evoy, Eyab, Abe, Eb, Ep, and Ev.

† Pronunciation for Ahab: EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)"


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