Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Avi

 Avi is a masculine personal name, the common short form of the Jewish Avraham יחזקאל (English: Abraham), from the Ancient Hebrew element אבי meaning, quite literally, “my father.”  The long form of Abraham is borne from the Hebrew Bible by the first of the Jewish patriarchs with whom God struck His covenant, promising a multitude of descendants (as many as the stars) and all the land of Canaan (present day Israel) for an everlasting possession; “No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for a father of many nations have I made thee” (Genesis 17:5). Abraham indeed became the “father of a multitude” as the great-grandfather of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Avi has been used as a pet form of Avraham among Jewish people in Israel for a long time and was later popularized as an independently given name in its own right c. the mid-20th century.

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Personality

OF THE BOY NAME AVI

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME AVI

 Avi has been common as a stand-alone name in Israel since the 1950s, though it remains rare in the United States. It is primarily used among people of the Jewish faith, but is still more common as a pet form of Avraham.

Quick Facts

ON AVI

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

Hebrew

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

AH-vee

SIMPLE MEANING:

My father

Characteristics

OF AVI

Freedom-loving

Adventurous

Adaptable

Intellectual

Easygoing

Progressive

Sensual

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OF THE BABY NAME AVI

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ON AVI

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NAMED AVI

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