Word Summary
Abram: "exalted father", the original name of Abraham
Original Word: אַבְרָם
Transliteration: Abram
Phonetic Spelling: (ab-rawm')
Part of Speech: Proper Name Masculine
Short Definition: "exalted father", the original name of Abraham
Meaning: Abram -- "exalted father", the original name of Abraham
Strong's Concordance

Contracted from 'Abiyram; high father; Abram, the original name of Abraham -- Abram.

see HEBREW 'Abiyram


H87. Abram

אַבְרָםproper name, masculine (id., Thes and others exalted father) Abram Genesis 11:26-27, 57t. Genesis (to 17:5) + 1 Chronicles 1:27; Nehemiah 9:7; = אַבְרָהָם‎ Abraham Genesis 17:5, 9, 15 172t. OT. (אברהם‎ connected 17:5 by word-play with הם‎ of המון‎; really = אברם ֯ רום‎ = רהם‎ which however is not found in Hebrew — compare Di > HalRÉJ 1887, 177 f who proposes גּוֺיִם הַם אֲבִר‎ compare 49:21 with Isaiah 41:21; so that הָם אֲבִרchief of multitude is the new name of Genesis 17:5 (הָם‎) √ המה‎). SpiegelbRandglossen 14 compare Palestinian proper name geography µ‡r° °brru = אברם חקל‎ (compage Egyptian article masculine), in Sheshonk list. As regards etymology, Nöl.c. and others explained as 'the father [a divine title] is exalted' (compare חִירָם מַלְכִּירָם, יְהוֺרָם,‎[אֲ‎]).