Abraham/Avraham may be viewed either as meaning "father of many" in Hebrew or else as a contraction of Abram/Avram and הָמוֹן (hamon) "many, multitude". The Biblical Abraham was originally named Abram but God changed his name. See also Avram. Abe is a common diminutive of Abraham; other less well-known forms include Bram and Brom.
Characters with the first name Abraham include:
- Abraham Buford II, historical Confederate general appearing in Fort Pillow.
- Abraham Cantorowicz, politician and minor character in American Empire: The Center Cannot Hold.
- Abraham Lincoln, historical President of the United States appearing or being referenced in numerous Turtledove works, and an important POV in How Few Remain.
- Bram Stoker, creator of Abraham Van Helsing who appears in "Three Men and a Vampire."
- Abraham Van Helsing, fictional vampire hunter created by Bram Stoker, appears in "Three Men and a Vampire."
- Abraham Washington, minor fictional character in Settling Accounts: In at the Death.
Characters whose name is Ibrahim, Arabic form of Abraham, include:
- Ibrahim (In High Places), a robber and minor character in In High Places.
- Ibrahim Nuqrashi, fictional medical student, minor character in Colonization: Down to Earth.
Characters with the moniker Abe include:
- Old Abe (Atlantis), minor Terranovan character in Opening Atlantis: Avalon.
- Abe Jacoby, fictional accountant, minor character in The Man With the Iron Heart.
Other uses of Abraham include:
- Abraham Lincoln Batallion (or Brigade), historical military organization featured in The War That Came Early.
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