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