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Who Is The Most Famous Abraham Or Abe In The World?

Updated February 16, 2021 669 votes 32 voters 10.3k views71 items

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How many celebrities named Abraham or Abe can you think of? The famous Abrahams and Abes below have many different professions, including notable actors named Abraham, famous musicians named Abe, and even athletes named Abe.

Abraham Lincoln is certainly one of the most famous Abrahams on this list. One of the famous politicians named Abraham, he served as the President of the United States from 1861 to 1865. He led the country through the Civil War.

Another of the famous people with the first name Abe is Abe Vigoda. He was an actor best known for playing Salvatore Tessio in The Godfather. Fish and Barney Miller are among his notable projects. Abraham Attah and Abraham Benrubi are also famous actors named Abraham. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Abraham or Abe? Just add them to the list!

  • 1

    BirthplaceHodgenville, Kentucky, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.  ...more

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  • 2
    Abraham, originally Abram, is the common patriarch of the Abrahamic religions. In Judaism, he is the founding father of the covenant of the pieces, the special relationship between the Jewish people  ...more

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  • 3

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Abraham Charles Vigoda (; February 24, 1921 – January 26, 2016) was an American actor known for his portrayals of Salvatore Tessio in The Godfather (1972) and Phil Fish in Barney Miller (1975–1977,  ...more
  • 4

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Abraham Rubin Hercules Benrubi (born October 4, 1969) is an American character actor known for his appearances as Jerry Markovic on the long-running U.S. TV drama ER, for his first role as Larry  ...more
  • 5

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Abraham Benjamin "Abe" Cunningham, (born July 27, 1973) is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the alternative metal band Deftones.  ...more
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    Abraham Nii Attah (born July 2, 2001) is a Ghanaian actor, who made his feature film debut in Beasts of No Nation (2015). For his leading role of child soldier Agu, Attah was awarded the Marcello  ...more
  • 7


    NationalityUnited States of America

    Abraham Washington "Abe" Attell (February 22, 1883 – February 7, 1970), often referred to by newspapers as "The Little Hebrew", was a boxer who became known for his record-setting, six year  ...more
  • 8

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia


    Abraham Forsythe (born 26 July 1981) is an Australian film and television actor, director, writer and producer. He is the son of actor and comedian Drew Forsythe.   ...more
  • 9

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Europe, Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Central Europe

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    Abraham Joshua Heschel (January 11, 1907 – December 23, 1972) was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. Heschel, a  ...more
  • 10

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Abraham Lincoln Polonsky (December 5, 1910 – October 26, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter, essayist and novelist. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay  ...more
  • 11

    BirthplaceChatham Islands, New Zealand

    Abe Jacobs (born 1938) is a Kiwi retired professional wrestler. He was one of the first men to follow fellow New Zealander Pat O'Connor to the United States where, like O'Connor, Jacobs became a  ...more
  • 12

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands, Denmark, United States of America

    Abraham Pais (; May 19, 1918 – July 28, 2000) was a Dutch-American physicist and science historian. Pais earned his Ph.D. from University of Utrecht just prior to a Nazi ban on Jewish participation  ...more
  • 13

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska

    Abraham Wagner (born March 4, 1980) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Heavyweight division. A competitor since 2006, he was a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter:  ...more
  • 14

    BirthplaceNew Britain, Connecticut, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Abraham Alexander Ribicoff (April 9, 1910 – February 22, 1998) was an American Democratic Party politician. He served as a United States Senator, as the 80th Governor of Connecticut and as President  ...more
  • 15

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Abe Burrows (December 18, 1910 – May 17, 1985) was an American humorist, author, and director for radio and the stage. He won a Tony Award.   ...more
  • 16

    BirthplaceGuilford, Connecticut, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Abraham Baldwin (November 22, 1754 – March 4, 1807) was an American minister, Patriot, politician, and Founding Father. Born and raised in Connecticut, he was a 1772 graduate of Yale College. After  ...more
  • 17

    BirthplaceSmarhon’, Belarus


    Abraham Sutzkever (Yiddish: אַבֿרהם סוצקעווער — Avrom Sutskever; Hebrew: אברהם סוצקבר; July 15, 1913 – January 20, 2010) was an acclaimed Yiddish poet. The New York Times wrote that Sutzkever was  ...more
  • 18


    Brian Bary Jossie (born July 4, 1977), better known by his ring name Abraham Washington (abbreviated A. W.), is an American professional wrestler and former professional wrestling manager. He is best  ...more
  • 19

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Abe Goldstein (September 10, 1898 – February 12, 1977) was an American bantamweight boxer from New York. He defeated Joe Lynch to become World Bantamweight champion on March 21, 1924, in Madison  ...more
  • 20

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Abraham "Abe" Levitow (July 2, 1922 – May 8, 1975) was an American animator who worked at Warner Bros. Cartoons, UPA and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Levitow was born in Los Angeles, California. He  ...more
  • 21

    BirthplaceYangon, Myanmar

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Abraham Isaac Sofaer (1 October 1896 – 21 January 1988) was a stage actor who became a familiar supporting player in film and on television in his later years. Although often incorrectly listed as  ...more
  • 22

    BirthplaceBaranovichi, Belarus

    NationalityUnited States of America, Russia

    Abraham Henry Foxman (born May 1, 1940) is an American lawyer and activist. He was National Director of the Anti-Defamation League from 1987 to 2015, and is currently the League's National Director  ...more
  • 23


    NationalityUnited States of America, Israel

    Abraham Ravett is a film director, film editor, screenwriter and film producer.  ...more
  • 24

    BirthplaceTerre Haute, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Abraham "Abe" Silverstein (September 15, 1908 – June 1, 2001) was an American engineer who played an important part in the United States space program. He was a longtime manager at the National  ...more
  • 25

    BirthplaceAddis Ababa, Ethiopia

    NationalityIndia, United States of America

    Abraham Verghese (born 1955) is an American physician, author, Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of  ...more
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