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What Is The Meaning Of The Surname Soto?

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Abram is a very old Hebrew name. In the Bible (Genesis) it appears as the original name of Abraham (or Avraham in the original Hebrew) and Abram was ordered by God to change his name to Abraham.

There is a slight difference in meaning between the two names; Abram means "high father" while Abraham means "father of a multitude" or "father of many nations." As Abraham is regarded as the first and most important of the Old Testament patriarchs, this probably explains the name change in the story.

Abraham is better known than Abram because of the Biblical story; this is probably why most people believe that Abram is a shorter form of Abraham, instead of a name in its own right. Abraham has long been a popular Jewish name, and is often chosen by Christians too. Both names are typically shortened to Abe; Abie was more common in the early 20th century but is now seldom used.

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